The Boltonian

Mike Grist Interviews / Reviews 2 Comments

About a year ago my old school in Bolton got in touch with me about writing something for the alumni school newsletter. I think they had seen the review of this site in the Guardian newspaper, and figured something on haikyo would be pretty interesting. I put something together along with a few photographs, fired it off along with my address for the chap to send a copy of the newsletter, but then unfortunately never heard back from him. I assumed he hadn’t run my piece, and forgot about it.

A few days ago I was in touch with an old Bolton School chum, and he let me know that he’d read my piece in the magazine and enjoyed it. Eh? I said. Ok, they ran it, but never sent me a copy. 🙁 So I got in touch with the chap at my school again. It seems our emails got muddled, and now they’ve no print copies left. He sent me a pdf though, which was much appreciated.

If you’re interested in how my old school helped steer me towards haikyo, read on:

They asked me if I’d like to come back and speak to the current crop of students some time about my hobby. I said I’d be happy to, and perhaps I will some time.

See more of my haikyo here-

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And more on my fiction here, and here.

You can also see a curation of world ruins in the ruins gallery.

Comments 2

  1. I’ve been a longtime reader and have watched your ‘haikyo’ career really grow. I’m a longtime Japan expat, now in Santa Fe. There are plenty of ghost towns in NM, if you fancy a trip this way…

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