September 14, 2011
Novelist Julie Otsuka Speaking at Macaulay Writers Series – 9/26
Macaulay Honors College at CUNY is launching a series of author appearances to be held in the school's historic building near Lincoln Center in Manhattan. The monthly events will feature writers from the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, who will read from and discuss their new works.
First in the series will be the novelist Julie Otsuka, who will speak about her book, The Buddha in the Attic, which will be published by Knopf at the end of August. Otsuka's first novel, When the Emperor Was Divine, was published to great acclaim in 2002 and earned her an Asian American Literary Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her new novel is about a group of women who are brought from Japan to San Francisco in the early 1900s as mail-order brides. Booklist calls the book "entrancing and heartbreakingly beautiful" and described it as "a lyrically distilled and caustically ironic story of exile, effort, and hate."
The Otsuka event will be Monday, September 26th at 7:00 pm. Click here to RSVP.