T. Y. Garner is a Glasgow-based writer of fiction and poetry, and Ringwood published his debut novel, The Hotel Hokusai, in February 2024. His experience of living abroad in Japan, France, and Italy, as well as his work as a political journalist, has encouraged him to explore themes such as migration and acclimatisation in his writing. He also produces creative resources designed to support instructors teaching English to speakers of other languages.

In May 2024, Alastair Mabbott wrote about The Hotel Hokusai with high praise in a review for The Herald. Check out the full review below!

Alastair Mabbott gives high praise to Garner and his debut novel in this review.

Click here to order The Hotel Hokusai and read more about Garner’s novel.

You can listen to Garner discuss his gripping historical fiction novel, from writing challenges to inspiration and major themes on season 3, episode 1 of the Ringwood Publishing podcast here.

Check out Garner’s website here if you’d like to learn more about him and his other writings.

Keep up with Garner on X here.