The Buddha in the Attic
By Julie Otsuka
Original and Current Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Andrew Krivak for The Sojourn
- Téa Obreht for The Tiger’s Wife
- Julie Otsuka for The Buddha in the Attic
- Edith Pearlman for Binocular Vision
Fiction Winner That Year: Jesmyn Ward for Salvage the Bones
Fiction Judges That Year: Deirdre McNamer, Jerome Charyn, John Crowley, Victor LaValle, Yiyun Li
The Year in Literature:
- A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Tomas Tranströmer won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Otsuka studied art as an undergraduate at Yale and pursued a career as a painter for several years before turning to fiction writing at age 30.
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