Dwight Okita

Fiction Writer, Poet

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Chicago, IL 60613

Author's Bio

My first novel THE PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL is about the first human embryo allowed to preview the world before deciding to be born. It will be coming out in August 2011 via self-publication. dwightland.homestead.com. My second novel-in-progress is called THE HOPE STORE which is about a store which sells hope over the counter.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Journal:
Asian Pacific American Journal

Poetry

Anthologies:
Norton Introduction to Literature (Norton, 2002)
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Asian Ameican Drama (Applause Books, 2000)
Book:
Crossing With the Light (Tia Chucha Press, 1992)
Prizes won: 

PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL was selected b Penguin editors as one of the top ten books out of 5,000 in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest in 2008. And received a rave from Publishers Weekly.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Chicago
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
Illinois
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Last update: Jun 20, 2011