Michael Rands received his MA in creative writing from the University of Cape Town. His first novel, Praise Routine Number Four, was nominated for the 2009 Sunday Times Fiction Prize. He co-wrote an economic satire, The Yamaguchi Manuscripts (2012), and most recently a non-fiction work, Kamikaze Economics: The Story of Modern Japan (2013). He has worked as a freelance writer, television writer and director. He lived in Japan for three years, and currently divides his time between the United States and South Africa.
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