Erika Hayasaki

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Erika Hayasaki spent nine years as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times before becoming an assistant professor in the Literary Journalism program at the University of California, Irvine. She is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times Best Writing Award, the Association of Sunday Feature Editors Award, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Breaking News Award.

Photograph by Pat Bright

Books by this Author

The Death Class


Experience Dr. Norma Bowe's Death Class

Erika Hayasaki's The Death Class reveal the gripping true story of an extraordinary professor who teaches a popular course on death and plunges deep into the off-campus hours of her most vulnerable students to show them how to live. Author photo by Pat Bright.