Roger Pulvers is an author, playwright, theatre/film director and translator, Roger’s novels include The Death of Urashima Taro, General Yamashita’s Treasure, Star Sand and, for Balestier Press, Liv. He has also published numerous works of nonfiction, collected essays and translations from Japanese, Russian and Polish. Roger’s plays have been performed extensively in Australia, Japan and the U.S. He has twice directed at the Adelaide Festival of Arts in Australia and at major theatres in Japan. He was assistant to director Oshima Nagisa on “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.” In 2012 he directed and wrote the screenplay for the film of Star Sand. Prizes and honours include the Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Script at the 27th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, the Miyazawa Kenji Prize and the Noma Award for the Translation of Japanese Literature.