About Fine Line Press

Fine Line Press (FLP) was established in 2009 by Graham Bathgate, based in Kapiti, New Zealand.

Graham was a high school teacher in Masterton and a communication skills tutor at Wellington Polytechnic for 12 years before going to Tokyo to teach English at the  English Language Education Council (ELEC) in Jimbocho, central Tokyo. It was here that he met Masuho Fujita, a student who wrote beautiful essays. They later worked together on the production of Glimpses of Old Tokyo.

Fine Line Press produces books of quality mostly by new writers who have fine stories to tell about life in Japan.  Now in 2015, there have been half a dozen books with another collection of stories planned, possibly simply to be called “Downunder Japan 2”, the writers mainly having backgrounds in New Zealand and Australia.

In 2016 there will be a memoir of a celebrity interviewer in Tokyo and a detective novel, Imperfect Strangers.   

Graham Bathgate

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