country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English, Hawaiian Pidgin
educated at: University of Hawaii
occupation: novelist, poet, writer
award received: American Book Awards, Asian American Literary Awards
Lois-Ann Yamanaka (born September 7, 1961) is an American poet and novelist from Hawaiʻi. Many of her literary works are written in Hawaiian Pidgin, and some of her writing has dealt with controversial ethnic issues. In particular, her works confront themes of Asian American families and the local culture of Hawaiʻi.
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