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Gary Kamiya is the author of the bestselling book Cool Gray City of Love: 49
Views of San Francisco, which was awarded the 2013 Northern California Book Award in creative nonfiction. His first book was the critically acclaimed Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler. He was a founder and longtime executive editor of the pioneering website Salon.com and the former executive editor of San Francisco Magazine. His work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Sports Illustrated, ArtForum, Mother Jones, Sierra Magazine, and many other publications. His history column, “Portals of the Past,” appears every other Saturday in the San Francisco Chronicle.

This event is presented by the Center for Literary Arts at San José State University.


Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.


Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

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Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)