The Buddha in the Attic

By Julie Otsuka

Original and Current Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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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