Naomi Hirahara with Brian Niiya
Author Naomi Hirahara will appear in conversation with Densho’s Brian Niiya to discuss her new mystery novel, Clark and Division. Set in 1944 Chicago, Clark and Division follows the story of a young woman searching for the truth about her revered older sister’s death, and brings to focus the struggles of one Japanese American family released from mass incarceration at Manzanar during World War II. Naomi Hirahara and Brian Niiya, who share a decades-long friendship, will talk about the novel as well as Hirahara’s earlier book, Life After Manzanar, their common interest in the immediate post-camp period, and more. If you missed our earlier program with Naomi Hirahara, here’s your chance to hear about the historical underpinnings of her most recent novel.