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Published twice a year since fall 1989 by University of Hawaiʻi Press, Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing will be celebrating its silver anniversary at the 2014 Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival on Sunday, May 4 at noon.

Five readers will present selections from recent issues in the makai author’s pavilion, focusing on Pacific and Asian literary expression; literature of reconciliation, forgiveness and healing and emigrant/immigrant and indigenous literature.

  • Frank Stewart, editor of Mānoa, a professor of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and a recipient of the Elliot Cades Award for Literature, Whiting Writers Award, and Hawaiʻi Award for Literature, the state’s highest literary honor.
  • Katharine Beutner, author of the novel Alcestis, winner of the 2011 Edmund White Prize for Debut Fiction, and a professor of creative writing at UH Mānoa.
  • Alexander Mawyer, co-editor of Vārua Tupu: New Writing from French Polynesia and a professor at UH Mānoa’s Center for Pacific Islands Studies.
  • Shawna Yang Ryan, author of Water Ghosts (Penguin, 2009) and a professor of creative writing at UH Mānoa.
  • Pat Matsueda, managing editor of Mānoa and a recipient of the Elliot Cades Award for Literature.
  • More about Mānoa

    The journal’s mission has been to encourage awareness and appreciation of the literary arts, particularly writing related to Asia and the Pacific; to encourage tolerance and respect by helping to foster transnational communities and conversations; to encourage the translation of new works into English and to make Americans aware that their shared heritage includes significant contributions from peoples whose origins are in Asia or the Pacific.

    The journal is available to web subscribers at more than 4,000 institutions and libraries worldwide who give free access to students, scholars and the public. Mānoa is also available in handsome printed volumes designed by Barbara Pope Book Design.

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