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Noe Tanigawa / Hawai'i Public Radio

Poet, novelist R. Zamora Linmark is kicking off a national tour for his latest novel tonight in Honolulu. Harvard, Columbia, and other schools have booked him for presentations based largely on his last two novels, which present insightful and rollicking images of both Filipinos, and sexual awakening. Linmark’s latest novel is a departure in many ways.

Bamboo Ridge
Bamboo Ridge

1978 was a significant year in Hawai‘i history—we held a statewide constitutional convention, and Eddie Aikau was lost at sea in the first sailing of the Hōkūle‘a.   That same year, Hawai‘i’s literary history reached a crossroads as well, as part of an assertion of local confidence and identity.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports a celebration is in store this Saturday.

Island Heritage
Island Heritage

    Writer Kimo Armitage has been writing for two decades---he’s published over twenty children’s books, including many bestsellers, like Honu the Blue Turtle.  Last month he published his first novel, The Healers, and suddenly he finds himself the winner of a major national award.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Writer Kimo Armitage was raised by his grandparents in Hale‘iwa.