Hawai’i Awards for Literature

The Hawai‘i Awards for Literature were the highest award that the State of Hawai‘i conferred in the field of literary arts.

2005   Juliet S. Kono
2004   Y York
2003   Nora Okja Keller
2002   Frank Stewart
2001   Nell Altizer
2000   Lois-Ann Yamanaka
1999   Tom Coffman
1998   Leialoha Apo Perkins
1997   Edward Sakamoto
1996   Darrell H.Y. Lum
1996   Eric Chock
1995   Phyllis Hoge Thompson
1994   Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
1993   Cathy Song
1992   Ian MacMillan
1991   Milton Murayama
1990   Yoshiko Matsuda
1989   (no award presented)
1988   Rubellite Kawena Johnson
1987   Reuel Denney
1986   W.S. Merwin
1985   John Dominis Holt
1984   John Unterecker
1983    Katharine Luomala
1982    Maxine Hong Kingston
1981    Marjorie Sinclair Edel
1980    Gavan Daws
1979    A. Grove Day
1978    Aldyth Morris
1977    Leon Edel
1976    Mary Pukui, Samuel Elbert
1975    Alfons Korn
1974    O. A. Bushnell