Mr S D L Curry is an author who has written extensively since a child, earning him recognition for a variety of private short stories and novels throughout his early years and formal education, where he earned a Bachelor, Masters and other post-graduate accreditations.
In writing Hidden by the Leaves, a substantial part of Mr Curry’s research emanates from the Vatican Secret Archives, taking over ten years to complete. Over the period of a decade, Mr Curry has conducted meticulous research in the archives of the British Library in London, the Metropolitan Library of New York, and countless museums, churches, and places of interest throughout Japan. Supplementing his research, Mr Curry is an avid collector of rare books, maps, and artefacts dating back to the time of the shogun and the early Jesuit missions in Japan.
As part of his historical explorations, Mr Curry has conducted comprehensive on-the-ground research in Nagasaki and surrounding cities and regions on the southern island of Kyushu. On a more global level, Mr Curry has interviewed and consulted extensively with priests, historians, and scholars around the world, including members of the Society of Jesus in Europe, North America, and Asia.
From an early age, Mr Curry has lived, worked, and studied in Japan, holding a passion for the country, its people and its culture. Based on his extensive research, Mr Curry is an expert in medieval Japanese history, bringing this original authenticity to bear in his uplifting novel Hidden by the Leaves and the wider Hidden Trilogy series.