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Julie Otsuka
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  • About this Author
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Julie Otsuka was born and raised in California. She is the author of the novel When the Emperor Was Divine and a recipient of the Asian American Literary Award, the American Library Association Alex Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in New York City.

Julie Otsuka is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com)

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The Buddha in the Attic

Written by Julie Otsuka


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $13.95

Winner of the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award

A gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In eight... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Buddha in the Attic

Written by Julie Otsuka


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $22.00

Julie Otsuka’s long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine (“To watch Emperor catching on with teachers and students in vast numbers is to grasp what must have happened at the outset for novels like Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird” —The New York Times) is a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

The Buddha in the Attic

Written by Julie Otsuka


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $9.99

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When the Emperor Was Divine

Written by Julie Otsuka


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
When the Emperor Was Divine

Written by Julie Otsuka


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $12.95

Julie Otsuka’s commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any we have ever seen. With crystalline intensity and precision, Otsuka uses a single family to evoke the deracination—both physical and emotional—of a generation of Japanese Americans. In five chapters, each flawlessly executed from a different point... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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