New books by Prospect Park authors

Congratulations to two Prospect Park residents, David Mura and Elaine Tyler May, who are each celebrating newly published books. Mura, a writer, speaker, performer and teacher, is out with his first novel, Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire, published by Coffee House Press. The novel tells the story of Ben Ohara, a third-generation Japanese-American, as he struggles to uncover and understand his family’s troubled past. For information about Mura’s other published works and his reading schedule, visit

Tyler May, a professor of American studies and history at the University of Minnesota, is the co-editor, along with writer Patricia Hampl, of Tell Me True: Memoir, History, and Writing a Life, published by Borealis Press. The collection contains 14 essays by Hampl, May and others that explore the intersection of memory and history.

last revised: October 20, 2008