Published Writers browse by location | browse by topic | add listing  |  edit listing  |  faqs

Robin Gill

Agent: i am my own agent
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States


Home page:

While working as an acquisitions editor and translation-checker for two tokyo-based publishers (books served include: levi: periodic table, lopez: winter count; lovelock: gaia), 7 of my own bks were published between 1984 -1991, including han-nihonjinron (anti-japanology), eigo-wa konna-ni nihongo (english is that[italics] japanese) and goyaku-tengoku (mistranslation paradise). All were well-received and reprinted. Two were national library selections.

Returning to the USA after 20 years in Japan, I failed to find a publisher for RISE, YE SEA SLUGS! (a 500 page book with almost 1,000 holothurian haiku, translated from Japanese and notes on almost every page) and half a dozen other largely finished books, mostly spin-offs from a twenty-book haiku almanac (saijiki), the most ambitious undertaking in translated haiku since since Blyth’s. So, I became a publisher, myself in 2003. Seven books, with almost 3000 pages, have been published to date.

To see what an author-publisher can accomplish in a few years, please visit Paraverse Press, at and check out the new books page, descriptions and reviews, or go to Amazon or Google books and search for work by robin d. gill.

Interests: creative non-fiction writing and translation, inventing musical instruments, writing haiku, and making flip-books as soon as good soft and hardware is available . . .

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • han-nihonjinron, eigo-wa konna-ni nippongo, goyaku-tengoku,
  • Rise, Ye Sea Slugs! 1,000 holothurian haiku . . .