Mānoa Editor and Translator to Speak about Translation Process for Curve of the Hook
Mānoa editor Frank Stewart and guest translator Madoka Nagadō will describe the painstaking process of working on Curve of the Hook: An Archaeologist in Polynesia during a Nov. 17 event at the UHM Center for Biographical Research. The event is part of the center’s weekly Brown Bag Biography series.
The project began with the Mānoa editors wishing to publish a biography about Dr. Yosihiko Sinoto. They eventually found Japanese publication Rakuen Kōkogaku and undertook its translation and editing. In 1996, the book received the Yoshikawa Eiji Cultural Award, and in 1999 was selected as one of the best 100 biographies of a Japanese in the twentieth century. Curve of the Hook has been revised for readers with an interest in Polynesia, archaeology, Pacific history and culture—and for those who simply want to read an enthralling story.
The talk will be held Thursday, November 17, from noon-1:15 p.m. at the Center for Biographical Research in Henke Hall at the University of Hawai‘i. Stewart is a professor of English and Nagadō is a doctoral student in literary studies at the university. Production of Curve of the Hook is cosponsored by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. For more information see the attached flier.