Call 646 307.5567

Photo credit: Kevin Horan

Gail Tsukiyama

Award-winning Author

Travels From




The author of seven novels, Gail Tsukiyama has spoken all over the US and abroad at colleges and universities, book festivals and conferences, and corporate luncheons and fundraising events. In September of 2001, she was one of fifty authors chosen by the Library of Congress to participate in the first National Book Festival in Washington D.C. and has been guest speaker at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, the Sydney Writers’ Festival, and the Toronto and Vancouver International Writers’ Festival. She has been the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. She is also the first author to receive the Asia Pacific Leadership Award from the Center of the Pacific Rim and the Ricci Institute.

Visit Gail Tsukiyama’s website to learn more about her
More Speaker Info

pdf Download Bio



St. Martin's Press

A powerful new novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary times at the start of the Chinese Cultural Revolution    China, 1957. Chairman Mao has...
Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Griffin

It is Tokyo in 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms, two orphaned brothers dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows...
Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Griffin

Bestselling author Gail Tsukiyama is known for her poignant, subtle insights into the most complicated of relationships. Dreaming Water is an exploration of...
Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Griffin

The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Tsukiyama uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for her...
Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Griffin

In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that...
Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Griffin

Readers of Women of the Silk never forgot the moving, powerful story of Pei, brought to work in the silk house as a girl, grown into a quiet but determined...
Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Griffin

As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they...


Tapestry of Voices Gail Tsukiyama talks about how her heritage has played a role in the writing of her books.

The Architecture of Words A focus on Gail Tsukiyama’s writing process.

A Writer’s Life Gail Tsukiyama talks about how she became a writer, and the stories and anecdotes along the way.

The First Page Gail Tsukiyama discusses the specifics of the writing process.




"Gail’s event was awesome! She’s absolutely delightful and I think everyone enjoyed the program. I know we did."
-Monica Baughman, Worthington Libraries

"Gail was the perfect author to start this annual series. We have received only enthusiastic positive feedback on the entire event! Many people commented that they could have listened to her speak for much longer. She signed books until the line was gone and everyone loved visiting with her. We are extremely pleased with the event and feel it is off to a great start for establishing this annual series."
-Christine Walsh, Kearney Public Library

Macmillan Speakers Bureau

We provide extraordinary professional speakers for all types of events and topics anywhere in the world. Our team of specialists can help you select the best speaker for your event - contact us today to get started!

Read More