Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked as a film critic and arts editor in London before settling in Australia. A lifelong interest in Japan led to the study of the Japanese language, many trips to Japan, and culminated in the Tales of the Otori series.


Lian Hearn's Tales of the Otori

Lian Hearn's Tales of the Otori

Introducing Picador's beautiful new editions of Lian Hearn's bestselling trilogy - a journey of revenge and treachery, honour and loyalty, beauty and passion.

Lian Hearn's travels in Japan's snow country

Lian Hearn's travels in Japan's snow country

Lian Hearn, author of Tales of the Otori and the epic new series Emperor of the Eight Islands, describes a visit to the snowy mountains of the Tohoku region in search of an authentic sense of ancient Japan.