Robert Barclay

Robert Barclay is a twenty-year resident of Hawai‘i. He was raised on the island of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. His debut novel Melal, published with University of Hawai‘i Press, was short-listed for the 2003 Kiriyama Prize, and it was selected by Barnes and Noble for its Discover Great New Writers program, among several other honors. The novel is currently being adapted into a film by Producer and Director Vilsoni Hereniko, whose first film, The Land Has Eyes, was a featured film at the Sundance Film Festival.

Robert’s works have been reviewed in the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Weekly, Pacific Magazine, and the Contemporary Pacific.

Robert has won various awards and honors including: Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers, Kiriyama Prize finalist, Interntional IMPAC, Goldsbery Award

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