About Fine Line Press

Fine Line Press (FLP) was established in 2009 by Graham Bathgate in Kapiti, New Zealand. We are now based in Kerikeri, Northland, NZ.

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, many by first-time writers with fine stories to tell about life in Japan. There have been over half a dozen books on Japan. Another collection like “Forty Stories” and “Downunder Japan” is a possibility. Meantime, work is continuing on a tribute collection about a celebrity interviewer in Tokyo and we have high hopes of a fictionalised prison diary based on real life experience.

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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