This year’s Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award winners were announced at last week Friday’s award ceremony. Congratulations to our authors Wendy S. Arbeit, John R. K. Clark, Mark Panek, and John E. Randall; and to distributed authors Angela K. Kepler and Francis G. Rust.
Winner for Excellence in Text or Reference and Honorable Mention for Excellence in Special Interest: Links to the Past: The Work of Early Hawaiian Artisans, by Wendy S. Arbeit
Honorable Mentions for Excellence in Hawaiian Culture and for Excellence in Text or Reference: Hawaiian Surfing: Traditions from the Past by John R. K. Clark
Winner for Excellence in Nonfiction: Big Happiness: The Life and Death of a Modern Hawaiian Warrior by Mark Panek
Honorable Mention for Excellence in Natural Science: Shore Fishes of Easter Island by John E. Randall and Alfredo Cea
Winner for Excellence in Natural History: The World of Bananas in Hawaii: Then and Now by Angela K. Kepler and Francis G. Rust (Distributed for Pali-O-Waipio Press)
Photo: Author Mark Panek (right) and Ron Cox of the Hawai’i Book Publishers’ Association