We are excited to announce that Julie Otsuka has won the 2012 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her book, The Buddha in the Attic! Also selected by the National Reading Group Month selection committee as one of the Women’s National Book Association Great Group Reads, and nominated last year for the National Book Award, The Buddha in the Attic has seen a great deal of critical acclaim. Julie Otsuka has been a supporter of the WNBA, participating on the National Reading Group Month panel in NY last year, and we are pleased to see her achieving such success!
The Pen/Faulkner Award is awarded every year to honor the best in American fiction. The Buddha in the Attic, a tale of Japanese picture brides brought to America in the early twentieth century, was chosen from hundreds of books for this honor. For more information on the award, take a look at this Huffington Post article. And make sure to check out our list of Great Group Reads 2011 Selections, which includes this and other amazing books, when you’re looking for your next great book!