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Born in Oxford, England and educated at Eton, Oxford and Harvard, Pico has been living since 1987 around the ancient Buddhist capitals of Kyoto and Nara (with his wife and, formerly, two kids), while often voyaging out from Japan to North Korea and Tibet, Ethiopia, and Easter Island. Lucky enough to be in conversation with the Dalai Lama since 1974, he travels across Japan every November with His Holiness; while in California, he spent time with Leonard Cohen, for whom he has written liner notes and program notes. A furious ping-pong player, he seems most interested in words—and what happens when words run out.