Joe Henley is a Taipei-based freelance writer, journalist, script writer, author, and musician.
Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Joe moved to Taiwan fresh out of journalism school in 2005. After a seven-year stint as an editor at a Taipei publishing firm, Joe decided to dedicate himself to freelancing full-time in 2012.
Since 2012, Joe has kept busy reporting on human rights issues, writing scripts for tech, society, and environmental programs, documenting underground music scenes around Asia and beyond, and writing travel articles for print and online publications worldwide.
When not chasing down stories or writing scripts, Joe chips away at the various novels he has in the works (published under the name J.W. Henley), and performs in metal and punk bands. His latest novel, Bu San Bu Si, a gritty tale of the Taipei metal and punk scene, was released via Camphor Press in May of 2017. Currently, he is writing his first feature film script for a project due in theaters in the first half of 2018.
A metalhead in Taiwan: How a Saskatoon musician found home in East Asia.
“I just like being a part of this community. I've met friends through this that are now lifelong friends that take care of me, like family”
- Revilement lead singer Joe Henley reflects on how much moving to Taiwan has meant to him.
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