FORA.tv Speaker - Naomi Hirahara
Naomi Hirahara is the author of the Mas Arai mystery series, which features a L.A.-based gardener and Hiroshima survivor. The third in the series, Snakeskin Shamisen, won an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original. Murder on Bamboo Lane, the first in her new series with a young female multiracial LAPD bicycle cop, will be released in April 2014. Her middle-grade book, 1001 Cranes, was awarded honorable mention in youth literature from the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association. A former editor of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper in Los Angeles, Hirahara has also written, edited and published several nonfiction history books. She is currently co-writing a book on the lost communities of Terminal Island for Angel City Press on behalf of the Port of Los Angeles.
02.21.14 | 00:45:35 min
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