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UH Manoa Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award

Mentoring Award Winner

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Ian MacMillan

Professor Ian MacMillan has taught in the UH Manoa Creative Writing Program since 1966. He has authored seven novels and four short story collections and has made more than a 100 appearances in literary and commercial magazines. His recent novels, both set in Hawai‘i, are The Braid and The Seven Orchids.

MacMillan has been honored with The Associated Writing Programs Award, The O. Henry Award, Best American Short Stories Award, Hawai‘i Award for Literature and PEN-USA-West Award for Fiction.

MacMillan’.s students benefit greatly from his guidance, artistic discernment, conscientious instruction and strong advocacy. A nomination letter states "his students feel privileged to study with a prolific, award-winning author who liberally shares his time and expertise. He actively helps each student fulfill his potential as a writer by devoting countless hours to reading manuscripts, offering insightful advice, writing letters of recommendation and encouraging students toward publication."

Established by the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Graduate Division in 2005, the Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award allows graduate students to nominate faculty for excellent mentoring, one of the foundations of outstanding graduate education.

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Alan Katz