UH Press and MĀNOA at AWP 2017, February 8 to 11

MANOA editor Frank Stewart

MANOA editor and UH Manoa faculty member Frank Stewart.

At the 50th annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Book Fair, held this week in Washington, DC, stop by booth 791 and say aloha to the editors of MĀNOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing as you browse University of Hawai‘i Press publications. Among the UH Press books and journals on display will be MĀNOA‘s latest issues: Curve of the Hook,  The Color of Dawn, and Story Is a Vagabond; information on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa English Department creative writing program will be distributed as well.

howan-charmbuyers72dpiOther featured titles include:

The Charm Buyers by Lillian Howan

For a Song by Rodney Morales

The Healers by Kimo Armitage

Five Faces of Japanese Feminism: Crimson and Other Works by Ineko Sata, translated by Samuel Perry

Murder Frames the Scene by Victoria Kneubuhl

morales-forasong_100dpiThe Blind Writer: Stories and a Novella by Sameer Pandya

The Confessions of a Number One Son: The Great Chinese American Novel by Frank Chin, edited by Calvin McMillin


The book fair opens on the morning of Thursday, February 9 and closes the afternoon of Saturday, February 11.

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Mānoa Journal at Association of Writers and Writing Programs

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2015 Annual Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 8-11

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Islands of Imagination I

Edited by Frank Stewart, John H. McGlynn, and Cobina Gillitt
240 pages
Paper | 978-8248-5378-5 | $20.00

Starry Island (1)

Starry Island
New Writing from Singapore

Edited by Frank Stewart and Fiona Sze-Lorrain
240 pages
Paper | 978-8248-4797-5 | $20.00


Almost Heaven Recognized in Best American Essays 2012

Almost Heaven
Almost Heaven: On the Human and Divine, the winter 2011 issue of Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, edited by UH Professor Frank Stewart and published by University of Hawai‘i Press, has been recognized as a “Notable Special Issue” of 2011 in Best American Essays 2012. Published by Houghton Mifflin, the award series is edited by Robert Atwan; the guest editor of the 2012 volume is New York Times columnist and best-selling author David Brooks.

Houghton Mifflin’s Best American series is the literary world’s premier showcase for each year’s outstanding essays and fiction. Work in such journals as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Harper’s is considered for selection.

Almost Heaven was supported in part by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and The Mānoa Foundation. HCH also supported the humanities discourse about the issue by co-sponsoring the July 2012 production of Damien and an educational reader’s guide distributed during the performances. Damien, Aldyth Morris’s play about Father Damien, was the centerpiece of Almost Heaven. The play was a presentation of Mānoa Readers / Theatre Ensemble, which stages events for university, community, and statewide audiences. MR / TE is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary initiative of the UHM Outreach College, Community Services Division, and the UHM College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature.

Gates of Reconciliation, edited by Stewart and Barry Lopez in 2008, was the first Mānoa issue recognized as a “Notable Special Issue” by Best American Essays.