George Saitoh is the penname of Gary Quinn. He holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the University of York. He currently lives in Tokyo where he teaches at Waseda University. His art essays, drama, fiction, and poetry have been published in Kyoto Journal, Aeqai, Clarion, Word Riot, Santa Ana River Review, Janus Head, Literary Orphans, Gravel and Orbis. His plays have been staged in Dublin and Tokyo. He was born in Dublin.