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Karin Tanabe

Karin Tanabe is a Washington, DC-based fiction writer and former Politico reporter whose writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Houston Chronicle, Newsday, The Miami Herald, and The Washington Post. Before writing her debut novel, "The List," Karin worked as a travel writer, a celebrity journalist, a style scribe and a society reporter. She also handed out those oversize checks to elated winners at the Tokyo Film Festival - career highlight! She has made frequent appearances as a celebrity and politics expert on television, including on Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, and CNN.

Genres: Historical
   The List (2013)
   The Price of Inheritance (2014)
   The Gilded Years (2016)
   The Diplomat's Daughter (2017)
   A Hundred Suns (2020)
   A Woman of Intelligence (2021)
   The Sunset Crowd (2023)
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