Awards & Winners

Karen Tei Yamashita

Date of Birth 08-January-1951
Place of Birth Oakland
(California, United States of America, Area code 510)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer, Playwright
Karen Tei Yamashita is a Japanese-American writer. She is an Associate Professor of Literature at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she teaches creative writing and Asian American literature. Her works, several of which contain elements of magic realism, include novels I Hotel, Circle K Cycles, Tropic of Orange, Brazil-Maru, and Through the Arc of the Rain Forest. Tei Yamashita's novels emphasize the necessity of polyglot, multicultural communities in an increasingly globalized age, even as they destabilize orthodox notions of borders and national/ethnic identity. She has also written a number of plays, including Hannah Kusoh, Noh Bozos and O-Men which was produced by the Asian American theatre group, East West Players. Yamashita was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award. In 2011 she was named a Fellow of United States Artists.

Awards by Karen Tei Yamashita

Check all the awards nominated and won by Karen Tei Yamashita.


Nominations 2010 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Fiction I Hotel


Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize
Honored for : Through the Arc of the Rain Forest
American Book Awards
Honored for : Through the Arc of the Rain Forest