2017 Ka Palapala Awards

Eyes of the Heart and Selected Plays by Catherine Filloux

The summer 2017 issue features six plays by Catherine Filloux, an award-winning playwright and lecturer who focuses on human rights, civil rights, and social justice.

Curve of the Hook nominated for Ka Palapala Po‘okela award

Our summer 2016 volume, Curve of the Hook: An Archaeologist in Polynesia, has been nominated by the University of Hawai‘i Press for an excellence-in-nonfiction award from the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association. The awards ceremony will be held Thursday, June 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the ARTS at Mark’s Garage in downtown Honolulu.

The Contemporary Pacific

We're helping our sister journal The Contemporary Pacific get its website up and moving. Visitors should be able to view the site on Thursday, June 1. Below is a screenshot of one of the pages.













Curve of the Hook

The long-awaited summer 2016 volume of the journal is finally out. We got our advance copies a few weeks ago and are hoping to get the rest of our shipment next week. Our thanks to the many people who helped with the production of Curve of the Hook.


Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Known by its acronym, AWP, the national organization will be having its 2017 conference and bookfair in early February in Washington, DC. At the event, it will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its founding. We'll be there, presenting on the translation of Intizar Husain's writing from Urdu to English and exhibiting the journal and copies of University of Hawai‘i Press books. Sharing the booth with us will be the English department of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Japanese Consul General at the Bishop Museum

Consul General Yasushi Misawa and Mrs. Misawa visited Dr. Yosihiko Sinoto at the Bishop Museum on May 12. Dr. Sinoto and his colleagues shared with the Misawas an ongoing project: a database of documents and artifacts related to Japanese immigration to Hawai‘i. Among the thousands of artifacts collected by and stored at the museum are guest-house ledgers, kitchen equipment, and household items.

Ko Un at the Library of Congress

Korean poet Ko Un is often cited as a contender for the Nobel Prize for literature. MĀNOA most recently published him in its winter 2015 issue, The Colors of Dawn, guest-edited by Brother Anthony of Taizé.

On September 19, Ko Un, Brother Anthony, and MĀNOA editor Frank Stewart will be appearing at the Poetry and Literature Center, of the Library of Congress, as part of a series on literature in translation. On September 20, they will be at George Washington University.


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