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New Online Literary Magazine 'THROB' Delves Into Hawai‘i Stories

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The Hawaii Review of Books
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The Hawai’i Review of Books, THROB, could be a place thinking people congregate for pleasure. It certainly is big and fresh to look at. THROB actually invites reading. Site metrics show they’re getting thousands of hits and people are spending time reading on the site.

THROB is the brainchild of writer and editor Don Wallace. Author of four books, Wallace has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and he's currently contributing editor at the Honolulu Magazine.

Last year, as he was receiving the 2020 Loretta Petrie Award for outstanding service to literature, Wallace said he was going to start an online literary magazine. That's why acceptance speeches are sometimes worth listening to.

HPR's Noe Tanigawa spoke with Wallace, as well as author and THROB contributor Chris McKinney, about the latest javelin toss into the literary world. A wild excerpt from McKinney’s new novel "Midnight, Water City" is also available on THROB. "Midnight, Water City" comes out July 13.

This segment aired on The Aloha Friday Conversation on July 2, 2021.

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