Rodney Morales

Contact:
rodneym@hawaii.edu

Office hours:
Wednesdays & Fridays, 2-3 p. m. and by appointment


Born and raised on the island of O'ahu.

Publications


Rodney Morales is the author of two novels, For a Song (2016), and When the Shark Bites, (2002), and a short story collection, The Speed of Darkness (1988). He is also the editor of a collection of essays, poetry and art titled Ho‘i Ho‘i Hou: a tribute to George Helm and Kimo Mitchell (1984). His stories have been published in numerous journals, and anthologized in Rereading America (Bedford-St. Martins, 1992) and Growing Up Puerto Rican (William Morrow, 1997).

Areas of Interest


Contemporary fiction, the detective novel, film noir, the literatures of Hawai'i and the Pacific, creative nonfiction, and songwriting.

Awards


College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature Excellence in Teaching Award (2006) Elliot Cades Award for Literature (2005) Two-time Grand Prize winner of the Honolulu Magazine Fiction Contest (1987, 1994)

Education


BA, MA, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Courses


Spring Semester 2017
  • ENG-272: Lit & Culture:
  • ENG-412: Nonfiction Writing

Fall Semester 2016
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing (Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction)
  • ENG-613C: Graduate Writing Workshop (Fiction): Craft of the Novel

Spring Semester 2016
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing (The Narrative in Fiction, Film, Poetry and Song)

Spring Semester 2015
  • ENG-313: CW: Narrative in Fiction, Film, Poetry
  • ENG-313: CW: Narrative in Fiction, Film, Poetry
  • ENG-716 : Techniques in Fiction (CW/LSE)