Naomi Hirahara will be in Northern California this wekeend for two special events. Naomi is the creator of the Mas Arai mystery series, which features a gardener and Hiroshima survivor who solves crimes. In April 2014, she launched MURDER ON BAMBOO LANE (Berkley Prime Crime), the first in a new series with a multiracial LAPD bicycle cop, Officer Ellie Rush.
and hear why she started a new series that she describes as "cozy
police procedural" and the challenges she faces in bringing Asian
American protagonists to mainstream audiences.
Saturday, May 17
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 North Fifth St.
Free with museum admission, $5
Sunday, May 18
Talk sponsored by the Nichi Bei Foundation
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
1840 Sutter St.
San Francisco Japantown
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