“Thorough and precise.” -Wayne Harada, Honolulu Advertiser

“Like liner notes on steroids.” -Honolulu Magazine

“A book I would recommend for local and outsider alike.” -Hawai’i Book Blog

“Brilliant.” -New York magazine


Only island visit in support of the new book about BRUDDAH IZ, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Gaining unprecedented access to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s family, friends, bandmates, and record label, Dan Kois tells the remarkable story of Bruddah Iz and the album that changed his life — and his death. FACING FUTURE is part biography, part provocative cultural exploration of the album that transformed Hawaiian music.

Now Dan Kois — former Honolulu resident and now a writer for the New York Times, Washington Post, New York magazine, Slate, and the Village Voice is coming to Hawai’i to promote the book. The four-day trip will be Dan’s only visit to the islands.

Dan will make appearances at the Hawai’i Book and Music Festival, to be held May 15-16 at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale. His four scheduled appearances include a reading at the Authors Pavilion and a panel discussion of Iz’s life at the Hawaiian Culture Alana Pavilion. Dan will also be reading, talking story, and signing books at four bookstores around O’ahu.

Hawai’i Book and Music Festival Appearances:

Saturday, May 15

2:00 Authors Pavilion: Reading/Q&A

3:00 Hawaiian Culture Pavilion: Panel discussion on Iz

4:00 Barnes & Noble Tent: Signing

Sunday, May 16

4:30 Barnes & Noble Tent: Signing


Bookstore Appearances:

Thursday, May 13

6:00 Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii (Ward Warehouse): Talk story & signing

Friday, May 14

2:00 Borders Waikele: Reading & signing

Saturday, May 15

6:00 Barnes & Noble Ala Moana Center: Signing

Sunday, May 16

3:00 Borders Ward Center: Reading & signing with Stuart Coleman, author of Fierce Heart

Dan Kois is a film critic for the Washington Post and a contributing writer at New York magazine. He also writes for the New York Times, Slate, and the Village Voice. A former resident of Honolulu, he now lives in Virginia.

For more information, or to book Dan as a guest: facingfuturebook@gmail[dot]com and http://www.facing-future.com

Read Hawaii Book Blog’s review of Dan Kois’ book Facing Future here.