Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner was born in Greytown, New Zealand, in 1961. After graduating from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, he spent a year studying Japanese language and culture at Nagoya University as a Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholar. He was later awarded a second Monbusho Scholarship to conduct postgraduate research at Keio University. He has lived, worked, and traveled widely in Japan.

  • The cover to Matthew Turner's book Sweden with a photo of Turner juxtaposed
    October 4, 2018 | Matthew Turner
    Music—and jazz in particular—is an important element of Sweden, my debut novel about American deserters on the run in Vietnam War–era Japan. One of the three protagonists is an...

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