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Eli Kirzner-Priest

Eli K.P. William

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Eli K.P. William is a sci-fi novelist and Japanese literary translator. He is the author of the Jubilee Cycle trilogy, set in a future Tokyo turned financial dystopia, where every action—from blinking to sexual intercourse—is intellectual property owned by corporations that charge licensing fees. The series includes Cash">https://elikpwilliam.com/cash-crash-jubilee">Cash Crash Jubilee, The">https://elikpwilliam.com/the-naked-world">The Naked World, and A">https://elikpwilliam.com/a-diamond-dream">A Diamond Dream. It has been compared to works of classic cyberpunk by William Gibson and Neal Stephenson and to traditional dystopian literature by Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and Phillip K. Dick.

He also writes book reviews and essays in both English and Japanese for such publications as Subaru, The Japan Times, and The Pacific Rim Review of Books, and has translated literature by some of Japan's most renowned authors. His translations include Keiichiro Hirano's bestselling novel A">https://elikpwilliam.com/a-man">A Man and various essays and short stories for Granta, Monkey, Kyoto Journal, The Southern Review, and more. He currently lives in the mountains of Kamakura with his wife and daughter.

To learn more visit his">https://elikpwilliam.com/">his homepage or follow him on Twitter ">https://twitter.com/Dice_Carver">@Dice_Carver

Email:
eli@elikpwilliam.com
City:
Kamakura, Japan
Province:
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Genre:
Science fiction, literary fiction, cyberpunk, dystopian literature, Japanese literature
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English, Japanese

Publications

Cash Crash Jubilee. 2015, Skyhorse Publishing
The Naked World. 2017, Skyhorse Publishing
A Diamond Dream. 2022, Skyhorse Publishing
A Man. 2020, Crossing

Awards

Eli K.P. William
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

Possible presentations:

Craft of novel and series writing

Science fiction (including cyberpunk and dystopian/utopian literature)

Worldbuilding

Translation

Japan/Japanese culture and literature

Presentation Length:
Negotiable
Genre:
Creative writing and/or Japan and/or science fiction
Grades:
Adult
Audience Size:
Any
Presenation:
TBD
Workshop Description:

Possible presentations:

Craft of novel and series writing

Craft of writing

Workshop Length:
Negotiable
Workshop Intended Audience:
Adult
Workshop Audience Size:
Any
Workshop Fee:
TBD
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

Possible presentations:

Craft of novel and series writing

Science fiction (including cyberpunk and dystopian/utopian literature)

Worldbuilding

Translation

Japan/Japanese culture and literature

School Presentation Length:
Negotiable
School Intended Audience:
Adult
School Audience Size:
Any
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes