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Shaindlin photo book exhibit opens in Chinatown


    “Berlin: The Living and the Dead,” by Peter Shaindlin.

To celebrate his new book of photographs, “Berlin: The Living and the Dead” (Deuxmers, $9.95), Peter Shaindlin — also a poet (“The Swans of Pergusa”), novelist (“Citizen Steele”), founder of Deuxmers Press and chief operating officer at Halekulani Corp. — is hosting a public opening reception of an exhibit of photographs from the book.

Shaindlin shot the outdoor images in Germany during the chilly winters of 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The opening party will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and the exhibit runs through Sept. 16 at The Outpost at Hound & Quail, 920 Maunakea St.; 779-8436.



Shawna Yang Ryan, an associate professor of English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has received a 2017 American Book Award in recognition of her second novel, “Green Island” (Knopf), which portrays the traumas of a family in a 20th-century Taiwan riven by political conflict and exile.

Winners were announced Aug. 4 by the Before Columbus Foundation, an Oakland, Calif., nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary American multicultural literature.

Previous American Book Award winners include Toni Morrison, Henry Louis Gates and Craig Santos Perez, a poet and fellow associate professor in the UH English Department.

Ryan and this year’s other awardees, including Yaa Gyasi, author of “Homegoing” (Knopf), will be honored at a public event Oct. 22 at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco.


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