UH Hilo faculty honored by Hawai╩╗i Book Publishers Association

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Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Three faculty members from the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo were honored at the 2014 Ka Palapala Po╩╗okela Awards held recently at the East-West Center in Honolulu and presented by the Hawai╩╗i Book Publishers Association (HBPA). The competition included 48 entries from 37 separate book projects representing a spectrum of local publishers who were nominated in 10 categories.

Hawai╩╗i: A Novel, by Mark Panek, professor of English, won the Award of Excellence for Excellence in Literature. Kerri Inglis, chair and associate professor in History, earned honorable mention for Excellence in Hawaiian Language, Culture, and History for her book Mai Lepera. Alohalani Housman, associate professor, Ka Haka ╩╗Ula O Ke╩╗elik┼Źlani College of Hawaiian Language, won honorable mention for Excellence in Illustrative or Photographic Books for Ke Ao Nani: He Puke Hua╩╗┼Źlelo 1000.

The event marked the 21st year for the awards, which recognize the finest books published in Hawai╩╗i during the previous year and honor the individuals and companies involved in their creation.

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