PEN/Faulkner and Asian American Literary Award-winning author Julie Otsuka speaks about her writing on events and themes surrounding WWII. Her spellbinding debut novel, When the Emperor Was Divine, is an in-depth portrayal of a Japanese American family during their WWII internment, written from the perspectives of each of the four family members. She is joined by a guest moderator and an actor who will perform an on-stage reading. When the Emperor Was Divine has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts for inclusion in their "The Big Read" program.
Tickets: $12/$8 Japan Society members, students & seniors
- February 19, 2015
- 6:30 pm