Adam Littleton was born in Del City, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Colorado, and briefly studied journalism at NYU before moving abroad. He teaches English, and has spent time in Europe, Russia, and Japan, and currently resides outside of Tokyo. It was only after coming to East Asia that he began to explore his American roots, immersing himself in the classics of Mark Twain and Washington Irving, studying Grandma Moses’ paintings of rural life on display in a museum atop a Shinjuku skyscraper. Fed by these contrasts, and by the fantastical historical revisionism of such writers as Bulgakov and Thomas Pynchon, as well as the irreverent pop-art sutras of Viktor Pelevin, the seed of an idea began to germinate.