Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Naomi Hirahara

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Film & Other Media

Sep 20239
1:00p.m. - 1:45p.m.

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


FREE for Members

All JANM Members are invited to an exclusive conversation and pre-event book signing with Edgar Award–winning author Naomi Hirahara prior to the public program about her latest book, Evergreen.

Members who attend will also receive early access to seating for the 2 p.m. JANM Book Club event. You must RSVP separately for that program.  RSVP NOW
Naomi Hirahara is an Edgar Award–winning author of multiple traditional mystery series and noir short stories. Her Mas Arai mysteries, which have been published in Japanese, Korean, and French, feature a Los Angeles gardener and Hiroshima survivor who solves crimes. The seventh and final Mas Arai mystery is Hiroshima Boy, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for best paperback original. Her first historical mystery is Clark and Division, which follows a Japanese American family’s move to Chicago in 1944 after being released from a California wartime detention center. Her second Leilani Santiago Hawai‘i mystery, An Eternal Lei, was released in March 2022. Her newest book, Evergreen, tells the story of a Japanese American nurse’s aide who navigates the dangers of post–World War II and post-Manzanar life as she attempts to find justice for a broken family. A former journalist with The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, Naomi has also written numerous nonfiction history books and curated exhibitions. She has also written a middle-grade novel, 1001 Cranes.


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