Gail Tsukiyama is an American novelist from San Francisco, California. Gail Tsukiyama is the bestselling author of seven novels including The Samurai’s Garden, Women of the Silk, Night of Many Dreams, The Language of Threads, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms, Dreaming Water, and her most recent novel, A Hundred Flowers. She is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award. She was one of nine fiction authors to appear during the first Library of Congress National Book Festival. She resides in El Cerrito, California and currently teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and is also a freelance book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle.