Lesley Downer

Lesley Downer is the author of "On the Narrow Road," which was short-listed for the Thomas Cook Travel Book of the Year Award; "The Brothers: The Hidden World of Japans Richest Family," chosen as a "New York Times" Notable Book; and the highly acclaimed "Women of the Pleasure Quarters," A frequent contributor to "The Wall Street Journal," Ms. Downer divides her time between London and New York.