BirthdayNovember 10, 1933
BirthplaceSan Francisco, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About James D. Houston

    Full name: James D. Houston
    Also known as: James D. Houston, Houston, James D.
    Professions: novelist and essayist

  2. James D. Houston Death information

    Died: Thursday, 16th of April, 2009 (Age: 75)

  3. James D. Houston Biography

    James Dudley Houston (November 10, 1933 – April 16, 2009) was an American novelist. He wrote nine novels in total.Houston was born in San Francisco, where his parents had migrated from Quanah, Texas, a small town near Oklahoma. Their story kindled an interest in treks and quests that intensified when he met his future wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki, whose family had immigrated to California from Japan.He attended Lowell High School and San José State University where he met Jeanne Wakatsuki, whom he would marry in 1957. Houston co-authored his wife's autobiographical memoir, Farewell to Manzanar, about her experiences in the Manzanar internment camp. The book became a bestseller after it was published in 1973.Houston was the winner of two American Book Awards, a Joseph Henry Jackson Award for Fiction and the Humanitas Prize. Snow Mountain Passage (2001) was inspired by a personal link to the ill-fated Donner Party of early Californian history.

  4. James D. Houston Family

    Spouse: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

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