Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of Harmless Like You and Starling Days. She has won The Authors’ Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award and been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Her work has been a New York Times Editors’ Choice, an NPR Great Read.

Rowan’s first novel Harmless Like You.
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  1. […] Rowan Hisayo Buchanan spoke to us from London in late March about a year into the pandemic. As for all, Buchanan has had a strange year. Her family has weathered a few non-pandemic-related health scares which were exacerbated by trips to the hospital during this difficult period. At the moment, Buchanan, a writer, is working on a book that is currently in the “messy first draft” phase. When she begins writing, often it is because there is something she is trying to puzzle through. One of her previous novels, Starling Days, examines the question of what happens when someone’s mental health medication stops working and looks at the meaning of self when going through a period when one isn’t sure which is the real version of themself. She also examines what it’s like to love someone in crisis. To hear more about this, as well as some live readings from the author, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Rowan Hisayo Buchanan spoke to us from London in late March about a year into the pandemic. As for all, Buchanan has had a strange year. Her family has weathered a few non-pandemic-related health scares which were exacerbated by trips to the hospital during this difficult period. At the moment, Buchanan, a writer, is working on a book that is currently in the “messy first draft” phase. When she begins writing, often it is because there is something she is trying to puzzle through. One of her previous novels, Starling Days, examines the question of what happens when someone’s mental health medication stops working and looks at the meaning of self when going through a period when one isn’t sure which is the real version of themself. She also examines what it’s like to love someone in crisis. To hear more about this, as well as some live readings from the author, listen to the complete interview. […]