Julie Otsuka

Julie Otsuka was born in 1962 in Palo Alto, in California. Her parents were of Japanese descent. Otsuka studied at Yale University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984. She graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1999.

Julie Otsuka

Books published

Awards

  • 2003 Asian American Literary Award, When the Emperor Was Divine
  • 2003 Alex Award, When the Emperor Was Divine
  • 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, The Buddha in the Attic
  • 2011 National Book Award, finalist, The Buddha in the Attic
  • 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, finalist, The Buddha in the Attic
  • 2011 Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction, The Buddha in the Attic
  • 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters “Arts and Letters Award in Literature”
  • 2012 Prix Femina Étranger, The Buddha in the Attic
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