The Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association has presented its 2017 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction to Curve of the Hook: An Archaeologist in Polynesia, the summer 2016 volume of Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, published by the University of Hawaiʻi Press.

For more information about the award, click here.

In addition, the following writers received these accolades:

  • Marie Alohalani Brown, Facing the Spears of Change: The Life and Legacy of John Papa Īʻī (best book of the year award, Hawaiian Language, Culture, and History category);
  • Donald Carreira-Ching, Between Sky and Sea: A Family’s Struggle (Honorable Mention, Literature category);
  • Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl (former distinguished visiting writer), Murder Frames the Scene: A Hawaiʻi Mystery (Literature Award);
  • Brandy Nālani McDougal, Finding Meaning: Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature (Honorable Mention, Aloha from Across the Sea category);
  • Chris McKinney, Yakudoshi: Age of Calamity (nominated for a literature award); and
  • Rodney Morales, For a Song (nominated for a literature award).

For the full list of Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards, click here.

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