As a career Foreign Service officer, Lawrence Farrar served in Japan (multiple tours), Germany, Norway, and Washington,DC. Short term assignments took him to more than 30 countries. He also spent several years in Japan as a graduate student and as a naval officer. Currently a Minnesota resident, Lawrence has degrees from Dartmouth and Stanford. He also completed studies at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study in Tokyo and the National Defense University in Washington,DC.
His stories have appeared in The MacGuffin (twice), Red Cedar Review, Colere, G.W. Review, Red Wheelbarrow, The Worcester Review, Straylight (twice), Green Hills Literary Lantern, New Plains Review, Evening Street Review, Blue Lake Review (twice), Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Bryant Literary Review, Prairie Winds, and 34th Parallel. Additional stories are forthcoming in Jelly Bucket, Green Hills Literary Lantern, and Paradise Review. He also provided credited assistance to the author of a Hiroshima memoir published in New Madrid, and has contributed to the Loft Literary Center’s “A View from the Loft.”