James D. Houston

James D. Houston was born in San Francisco and received his master’s degree in American literature from Stanford, where he studied under Wallace Stegner, Irving Howe, and Frank O’Connor. Among his many fiction and nonfiction books are Bird of Another Heaven, Snow Mountain Passage, Where the Light Takes Its Color from the Sea, Surfing: A History of the Ancient Hawaiian Sport, Californians: Searching for the Golden State, Hawaiian Son: The Life and Music of Eddie Kamae, and Farewell to Manzanar, the last of which he co-authored with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. Over the course of his prolific career, Houston won many awards and honors and taught creative writing at a number of universities and workshops. With Jeanne, he divided his time between Hawai‘i and an old Victorian home in Santa Cruz, California. Visit his website at www.jamesdhouston.com.

Past Events

A Queen’s Journey: Launch Party!

Sunday Oct 23 2011   2:30 PM
Cabrillo College Music Recital Hall   6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA  map

Authors on the Move: The Places We Go

Saturday Mar 14 2009   16:00:00
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Envisioning California Conference

Friday Sep 19 2008   08:30:00
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