Steve Wide is a writer and DJ. His long-running British Music radio show Far & Wide has seen him interview countless musicians. He has DJ-ed and run clubs, toured with Primal Scream and The Stone Roses, has a Masters in creative writing and has written reviews for Monocle Books. He also writes a series of books on pop culture called A–Z including Bowie, Prince, Warhol and Grace Jones.
He has written numerous books on Japan, including Tokyo Precincts (2015), Kyoto Pocket Precincts (2016), Onsen of Japan (2018), Tokyo (2018) and Osaka Pocket Precincts (2020). His Japan books have won a design award and have been translated into five languages.