Cynthia Kadhoata is an American novelist of Japanese ethnicity. When she was a kid, her family moved to other states several times. When Kadohata was fifteen years old the family put down roots in Los Angeles, California—although by that time her parents had divorced and established separate households. She still loves traveling.
After she moved to Los Angeles, she dropped out of high school, although she later went to the University of Southern California for a BA in journalism and attended graduate programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University.
At 21, she was hit by a car. While recovering, she stayed with her sister in Boston, Massachusetts. There she spent lots of time reading books. She began writing short stories and submitting them to national magazines like The New Yorker
An excellent biography