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Kuwana Haulsey is the author of the award-winning novels The Red Moon (Villard) and Angel of Harlem (One World/Ballantine). Her new book, everything i needed to know, i learned from my six-month-old, is in stores now.
In addition to her writing, Kuwana has a passion for travel photography, her family, and all things DIY. She is also a workshop leader and speaker on topics ranging from writing and creative exploration, to conscious parenting. To book Kuwana for an event, Click Here Now.
As a writer, Kuwana was named by the Penn/Faulkner Foundation as one of three New Voices in American Literature in 2007. That year, Angel of Harlem was chosen to be a featured book in the international book festival, Literaire Lente, in Europe, and was later featured in the Frankfurt Book Fair (German edition published by Verlag Urachhaus, 2010). It was also named a 2007 Winner of the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age.
The Blackboard Bestsellers organization awarded Angel of Harlem the Medal of Courage, a prize created specifically to honor the book. Along with Spike Lee and Octavia Butler, Blackboard invited Kuwana to be a featured speaker at the Chicago book festival that year. The Red Moon was chosen as a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. It also won a finalist prize at the Hurston-Wright Legacy Awards.
In addition to writing novels, Kuwana is also a freelance journalist and editor. She served as the editor and artistic director for the book Inspirations of the Heart by Michael Bernard Beckwith (Spiritual Liberation, Simon & Schuster). She was also the editor for Rickie Byars Beckwith’s book, Let My Soul Surrender. Kuwana has written features and cover stories for publications such as The Washington Post, Ebony Magazine, The Star Ledger, Uptown Magazine and Odyssey Couleur Magazine.
Kuwana has taught at the UCLA Extension Program, the Penn/Faulkner “Writers in Schools” Program, Rutgers University as a guest lecturer and at the Agape International Spiritual Center. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons.
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