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CSUEB alumnus named National Book Award finalist for the second time

Gene Yang '03 (Image: Jesse Cantley)
Gene Yang '03 (Image: Jesse Cantley)

CSUEB alumnus and graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang has once again been long listed for the National Book Award. Yang, who graduated from CSUEB’sonline master’s in education program in 2003, made the list for Young People’s Literature for his new two-volume graphic novel, “Boxers & Saints.” Yang also was a finalist in 2006 for his work “American Born Chinese.”

The National Book Awards announced their four long lists in September and will reveal the finalists Oct. 16.

Yang was recently featured in an article in The Washington Post. Read the full story here.

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