The Japanese literary magazine Atlas in its July 2019 issue No. 40 published Hiromi Mizoguchi's translation of my essay "Cactus Soup and Divi-divi Trees." It is about reminiscences of life on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, from 1976 to 1979. What did Hans Brinckmann and his wife Toyoko discover on the island of healing?
The essay – including illustrations – covers 10 pages, and is the lead article in this issue.
Brinckmann's Prize-winning books:
We want to draw your attention to Hans Brinckmann’s three books that won literary prizes at the Pacific Rim Book Festivals in 2015 and 2016:
In the Eyes of the Son, a novel; The Tomb in the Kyoto Hills, a collection of short stories set in Kyoto; and The Undying Day, an English/Japanese bilingual collection of poetry, by Hans Brinckmann and Hiromi Mizoguchi. They are available in print as well as in digital Kindle form. For details and to order, please go to