Naomi Hirahara

Naomi Hirahara is the Edgar Award–winning author of the Mas Arai mystery series, including Summer of the Big Bachi, which was a Publishers Weekly “Best Book of 2004” and one of Chicago Tribune’s “Ten Best Mysteries and Thrillers”; Gasa-Gasa Girl; Snakeskin Shamisen; and Hiroshima Boy. She is also the author of the Los Angeles–based Ellie Rush mysteries. A former editor of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, she has co-written nonfiction books like Life After Manzanar and the award-winning Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor. The Stanford University alumna was born and raised in Altadena, California; she now resides in the adjacent town of Pasadena.


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Mas Arai-Mania: An Interview with Naomi Hirahara


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