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Posts Tagged ‘Kristiana Kahakauwila’

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Book-of-the-Week Winners: This is Paradise

Last week’s feature was Kristiana Kahakauwila’s debut collection, This is Paradise, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Forrest Anderson (@OCaptainEnglish) Kate Strum (@katestrum) JulieHJackson (@Juliahj) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!

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Book of the Week: This is Paradise, by Kristiana Kahakauwila

This week’s feature is Kristiana Kahakauwila’s debut, This is Paradise, which is out today from HOGARTH, a Random House imprint. Kahakauwila is a graduate of Long Beach Polytechnic High School and Princeton University, where she earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing. She received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University. In Tyler McMahon’s recent interview with Kahakauwila, the two talk about the origins of the stories in this collection, the importance of coming back to her Hawaiian-ness to write […]