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