Three faculty members from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo were honored at the 2014 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards, presented by the Hawaiʻi 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.
UH Hilo honorees
- Hawaiʻi: A Novel, by Mark Panek, professor of English, won the Award of Excellence for Excellence in Literature.
- Read UH News story “Hilo professor publishes modern day Hawaiʻi book” for more on Panek’s book
- 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 ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, won honorable mention for Excellence in Illustrative or Photographic Books for Ke Ao Nani: He Puke Huaʻōlelo 1000.