Peter Mallett

Peter Mallett

In residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in February and March 2023

Peter Mallett is a writer based in Kobe, Japan. Originally from the UK, he has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. He has written for Kyoto Journal, Classical Music (UK), Gramophone Japan, The Asahi Evening News, LiveMusic (USA), Opera News (New York), The New Internationalist (UK/Canada), The Church Times (UK), and Mainichi Daily News and is former arts editor of Kansai Time Out. Previously he published and edited Artspace (JAPAN/UK).

His short stories have been published in Kyoto Journal and the anthologies The Desperation Game and Other Stories (2019) and Eternal (2017), and online in The Font, East Lit, and White Enso. He won the 1st Writers in Kyoto Writing Contest in 2016 and was runner up in the 2017 Scottish Arts Club Short Story Contest.

While in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in February and March 2023, he continued work on “The Wind of God,” a historical novel that begins in Japan in 1928.

Peter Mallett also presented the public program Un-Weaving the Past: Memories in Textiles and Clothing on BC Family Day, February 19, with support from the Province of British Columbia through a BC Museum Association Family Day grant.