9.23.2014

Illumine Honors


I'm excited to announce that I'll be the Emerging Author honoree at the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation 2014 Illumine gala on November 7. Big congratulations to honorees Jim Magnuson (Fiction), Larry Wright (Non-Fiction), Brad and Michele Moore (Literary Patrons), and the no-doubt awesome Badgerdog young writers.

8.15.2014

O, the Oprah Magazine + Murakami


A fairy godmother bonked me on the head with her wand, and I got to review the new Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage, for O magazine. I even got to discuss my cowboy boot collection and love of popcorn on the contributor's page! Happy happy day. (Also: don't miss Patti Smith's review of Tsukuru in the NYT, featuring art by Yuko Shimizu--who created the cover art for Hana Sasaki.)

7.04.2014

HANA SASAKI Wins Foreword Review's Editors Prize in Fiction


Last week in Las Vegas at the 2014 ALA Conference, Foreword Reviews announced their annual IndieFab awards. I'm over the moon to report that Hana Sasaki, nominated in the short story category, was chosen among all the fiction categories for the Editor's Choice Prize in Fiction.

Check out a full list of general categories, finalists, and category winners here.

5.30.2014

HANA SASAKI takes Independent Book Publisher's Gold Medal


Hana Sasaki has been awarded the IPBA's Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book. The awards were announced yesterday, and a full list of winners can be found here.

3.18.2014

Texas Institute of Letters


Texas, you've been so good to me. Not only did I get to ride a mechanical horse at the National Cowgirl Museum this morning, I just learned that HANA SASAKI's been named one of three finalists for the Texas Institute of Letters' Steven Turner Award for First Fiction!

3.15.2014

Foreword's Book of the Year Award


Hana Sasaki has been nominated for a Book of the Year Award.

Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards today.

12.16.2013