Cathy Layne

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Cathy Layne was born and grew up near Liverpool, but has spent the last twenty years living in Asia—Japan, mostly—and for the moment she calls Bangkok home. She has a degree in Modern Languages from Leeds University, and a Masters in Advanced Japanese Studies from Sheffield University. She has worked at two major Japan-interest publishing houses, where she devoted many years to acquiring and editing the books of others. Her own unpublished debut novel, You're Beautiful, was shortlisted in the Bath Novel Award 2016.