Bryan Methods grew up in the sleepy village of Crowhurst, on the south coast of the United Kingdom. After studying English at Trinity College, Cambridge, he found work as a professional drummer, which lasted as long as it took for the singer and guitarist to fall out and split up the band. He then returned to Cambridge for a Master’s in Screen Media and Cultures, specialising in animation. He is in his final year of his doctoral thesis on the poetry of the First World War at Royal Holloway, University of London, but currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. He is interested in alternative Japanese fashion, music and cosplay. He also enjoys fencing, video games and capoeira. He is represented by Fiona Kenshole at Transatlantic Literary Agency and his first book will be published by CarolRhoda in 2016.