Naomi Hirahara

Naomi Hirahara

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Evergreen was the most recently released book by Naomi Hirahara, on August 1st, 2023.

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Naomi Hirahara Stats: The highest rated book by Naomi Hirahara on Book Notification is Summer of the Big Bachi, the first novel in the Mas Arai series. The second-highest rated book is Evergreen (Japantown Mystery #2).

The most read book by Naomi Hirahara on Book Notification is Summer of the Big Bachi, the first novel in the Mas Arai series. The second most read book is Clark and Division (Japantown Mystery #1).

Below is a complete list of Naomi Hirahara books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Naomi Hirahara is the Mas Arai Series.

List of Japantown Mystery Books in Publication Order

List of Leilani Santiago Hawai'i Mystery Books in Publication Order

List of Mas Arai Books in Publication Order

List of Officer Ellie Rush Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Naomi Hirahara Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Darker Mask
2008
2
Murder in La-La Land
2009
3
Los Angeles Noir 2
2010
4
Shaken: Stories for Japan
2011
5
Writing Crime Fiction
2012
6
Writes of Passage
2014
7
Ladies' Night
2015
8
Asian Pulp
2015
9
6
Santa Cruz Noir
2018
10
Gary Phillips' Hollis for Hire
2018
11
Stop the World: Snapshots from a Pandemic
2020
12
The Silver Waves of Summer
2021
13
Crime Hits Home
2022
14
South Central Noir
2022
15
Black Cat Weekly #96
2023
16
Killin’ Time in San Diego: Bouchercon Anthology 2023
2023
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Naomi Hirahara: Biography

Naomi Hirahara was born on May 12th, 1962 and is currently 61 years old. Naomi Hirahara was born in Pasadena, California, USA. Hirahara attended Stanford University where she received a B.A. International Relations, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies and.

Naomi Hirahara is the author of the Mas Arai series which currently consists of 7 novels. The Mas Arai series started in 2004 with the novel Summer of the Big Bachi. The most recently released novel in the Mas Arai series was Hiroshima Boy which was released in 2018. There are no upcoming novels for the Mas Arai series.

Naomi Hirahara has also written the Non-Fiction Books series which has 4 books including Distinguished Asian American Business Leaders and Life After Manzanar.

Naomi Hirahara: Awards & Accolades

Naomi Hirahara has won many awards including:

  • Snakeskin Shamisen won the Edgar Award, Best Paperback Original, in 2007.
  • Writes of Passage won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2014 as well as the Macavity Award - Best Mystery Critical/Biographical in 2015, Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2015.
  • Clark and Division won the Macavity Award, Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award, in 2022 as well as the Lefty Award - Best Historical Mystery Novel in 2022 and the Edgar Award - Mary Higgins Clark Award in 2022.
  • Crime Hits Home won the Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection, in 2023.
  • Evergreen won the Lefty Award, Best Historical Mystery Novel, in 2024.

The following novels by Naomi Hirahara were also nominated for these awards:

  • Summer of the Big Bachi: Macavity Award, Best First Mystery (2005).
  • Snakeskin Shamisen: Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original (2007).
  • Hiroshima Boy: Edgar Award, Best Paperback Original (2019). Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original (2019). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2019).
  • Clark and Division: Agatha Award, Best Historical Novel (2021). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2022). Barry Award, Best Mystery/Crime Novel (2022).

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  3. James Patterson, author of the Women's Murder Club Series.
  4. Richard Osman, author of the Thursday Murder Club Series.
  5. S.A. Cosby, author of the novel: Razorblade Tears.

Naomi Hirahara: F.A.Q

When was Naomi Hirahara Born? How old is Naomi Hirahara?

Naomi Hirahara was born on May 12th, 1962. Naomi Hirahara is currently 61 years old.

Where was Naomi Hirahara Born?

Naomi Hirahara was born in Pasadena, California, USA and is American.

What book awards has Naomi Hirahara won?

Snakeskin Shamisen: Edgar Award Best Paperback Original (2007).
Writes of Passage: Agatha Award Best Non-fiction (2014), Macavity Award Best Mystery Critical/Biographical (2015), Anthony Award Best Non-Fiction Book (2015).
Clark and Division: Macavity Award Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2022), Lefty Award Best Historical Mystery Novel (2022), Edgar Award Mary Higgins Clark Award (2022).
Crime Hits Home: Anthony Award Best Anthology / Collection (2023).
Evergreen: Lefty Award Best Historical Mystery Novel (2024).

What was the first book Naomi Hirahara wrote?

The first novel written by Naomi Hirahara was Distinguished Asian American Business Leaders, published in 2003.

What was the most recent book Naomi Hirahara wrote?

Her most recently released work was Evergreen on August 1st, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Naomi Hirahara?

Naomi Hirahara does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Naomi Hirahara written?

Naomi Hirahara has written 18 books. 2 books in the Japantown Mystery Series, 2 books in the Leilani Santiago Hawai'i Mystery Series, 7 books in the Mas Arai Series, 2 books in the Officer Ellie Rush Series, 1 Standalone Novel, 4 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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