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Jean Pasley

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Jean Pasley writes mostly for film but also for stage and radio. Her screenplays have won
numerous awards and include How About You, based on a Maeve Binchy short story. Her most
recent screenplay as co-writer, The Bright Side, won The Audience Award at Cork International Film Festival 2020.

She lived in Japan for many years but now lives in Dublin, next door to one ofLafcadio Hearn’s childhood homes. This is her first novel.

Why I wrote Black Dragonfly

I first came across Lafcadio Hearn when I was living in Japan in the 1980s. When people heard I was from Ireland their invariable response was, “Ah, Ireland, Lafcadio Hearn”. Sometimes they used his Japanese name: Koizumi Yakumo, which baffled me even more. I had never heard of this Irish man with a Japanese name. It happened so often I became curious and started to read his work.

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Published on June 17, 2021 09:03 Tags: black-dragonfly, debut-novel, historical-novel, japan, lafcadio-hern
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