Richard Wiley

Richard Wiley is an American author known for his novels that often explore cross-cultural experiences. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel 'Soldiers in Hiding', which delves into the lives of American jazz musicians in Japan during World War II. Wiley's work is recognized for its rich characterizations and insights into the complexities of cultural identity.


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  1. 1. Soldiers in Hiding

    Soldiers in Hiding is a narrative set in Japan during World War II, revolving around three American jazz musicians who are trapped in the country during the war. The story explores their experiences, the cultural differences they encounter, and the personal transformations they undergo to survive in a hostile environment. The novel is a profound exploration of identity, survival, and the human capacity to adapt and change in extraordinary circumstances.