Continental Drift, Loving Life, The Last Paradise--which won the Before Columbus Foundation's American Novel Award in 1999--and White Mountain Passage are among James D. Houston's seven novels. Californians and Goodbye to Manzanar, which he coauthored with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, are two of his nonfiction works. He has received the Humanities Award, an NEA writing fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation residency. He was a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. He resides in Santa Cruz, California.