Naomi Hirahara- Author
naomi Hirahara- author
Naomi Hirahara is the award-winning author of two mystery series. The third in her Mas Arai mysteries, SNAKESKIN SHAMISEN, won an Edgar Allan Poe for Best Paperback Original, while the first in her Officer Ellie Rush bicycle cop series, MURDER ON BAMBOO LANE, received a T. Jefferson Parker mystery award from the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association. Her novels have been translated in Japanese, Korean and for publication in 2016, French. Her five Mas Arai mysteries will be available as audio books on Audible later in 2015.
A former editor of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper in Los Angeles, she also has written several nonfiction books and noir short stories. Her book for young readers, 1001 CRANES, received Honorable Mention in Youth Literature from the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association. Her second Officer Ellie Rush mystery, GRAVE ON GRAND AVENUE, will be released in April 2015, while another short story, “Jigoku,” will be included in the fantastical collection of crime stories related to Japan, HANZAI JAPAN (VIZ Media’s Haikasoru), to be published in October 2015.
Following in the tradition of the bestselling Black Pulp, from Today's Best Authors and up and coming writers comes Asian Pulp from Pro Se Productions! A collection of stories featuring characters of Asian origin or descent in stories that run the gamut of genre fiction! Asian Pulp includes works from Don Lee, Naomi Hirahara, Kimberly Richardson, Percival Constantine, William F. Wu, Gary Phillips, Calvin McMillin, Mark Finn, Dale Furutani, Steph Cha, Henry Chang, Sean Taylor, Gigi Pandian, Louise Herring-Jones, Alan J. Porter, and David C. Smith. The anthology opens with an introduction from Leonard Chang, novelist and writer and co-producer of the TV crime drama Justified. Mysteries, westerns, stories of crime and noir, and more, all with Asian characters in the lead! Between these covers are 17 tales of action, adventure, and thrills featuring heroes and heroines of a different shade that will appeal to audiences everywhere! Asian Pulp! From Pro Se Productions!