Writer will Speak at RVCC About Novel Based on Family’s Internment After Attack on Pearl Harbor

Monday, April 17, 2017
sunlit front entrance with conference center

Julie Otsuka, author of When the Emperor Was Divine, will speak at RVCC on April 19 as part of the College’s “One Book” project.

When the Emperor Was Divine is loosely based on Otsuka’s family history. The day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, Otsuka’s grandfather was arrested by the FBI as a suspected spy for Japan. Her mother, grandmother and uncle spent three years in an internment camp in Topaz, Utah.

Read more about it in this front-page Courier News article: