Julie Otsuka

Julie Otsuka was born and raised in California. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her first novel, When the Emperor Was Divine, won an Asian American Literary Award and an American Library Association Alex Award. Her second novel, The Buddha in the Attic, was a finalist for a National Book Award and won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction.

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