Barry Lopez


National Book Award–winning author Barry Lopez will give a reading and talk on Feb. 1, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Art Auditorium on the UH Manoa campus. “An Evening with Barry Lopez” is free and open to the public.

One of America’s premier authors, Lopez has lectured and written about the possibilities of a just and sustainable world, and about the relationship between environments and cultures, especially those of indigenous people. On Feb. 1, he will speak about the recent dramatic ideological changes in American politics and society.

Lopez is the author of six celebrated works of nonfiction, including Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award, About This Life, and Of Wolves and Men (a National Book Award finalist). The San Francisco Chronicle said Lopez’s work places him “among the greatest twentieth-century American nature writers.” He is also the author of several award-winning works of fiction and the recipient of the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the John Burroughs Medal, and the John Hay Award, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim and National Science Foundations.

“An Evening with Barry Lopez” is presented by Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, with the Mānoa Foundation, Augellara Foundation, Pacific Writers’ Connection, and Biocultural Initiative of the Pacific, an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Hawai‘i.