David Peace


David Peace – named in 2003 as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists – was born and brought up in Yorkshire. He is the author of the Red Riding Quartet (Nineteen Seventy Four, Nineteen Seventy Seven, Nineteen Eighty and Nineteen Eighty Three) which has been adapted into a three part Channel 4 series that aired in Spring 2009, GB84 which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Award, and The Damned Utd, the film version of which (adapted by Peter Morgan and starring Michael Sheen) was released in Spring 2009. Tokyo Year Zero, the first part of his acclaimed Tokyo Trilogy, was published in 2007, and the second part, Occupied City, in 2009.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

David Peace was born in Dewsbury in 1967, and he is still alive in Tokyo in 2016.

Crime favorites

Noir means obsession and so today, on January 11, 2016, in Tokyo, my favourite film is Rashomon, my favourite story is Yabu no naka by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, and Akutagawa is my favourite writer.