Pam Chun


Pam Chun’s first novel, THE MONEY DRAGON, for which she received a California Gubernatorial Commendation, was named one of 2002’s best books in Hawaii. Both THE MONEY DRAGON and her second novel, WHEN STRANGE GODS CALL, won the Ka Palapala Po`okela Award for excellence in literature about Hawaii.

Pam has been featured on National Public Radio, at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., at the National Archives and Records Administration’s Conference on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and in the video documentary, “Hawaii’s Chinatown.”

She is a storyteller at the Asian Art Museum was a Fiction judge for the Kiriyama Prize for Pacific Rim Literature.

Where to find Pam Chun online

Where to buy in print


The Seagull's Gardener: My Father's Last Odyssey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,320. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
In the early 1900s Woody grew up running barefoot in the lush valleys of Territorial Hawaii. As he approaches ninety he insists he’s too busy to die. A tale told with photos of Old Hawaii, signature dishes, & unforgettable dreams, Pam Chun’s lyrical memoir of her father describes their bond across time and distance and her frustration of caring from him from 3,000 miles away.
When Strange Gods Call
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,490. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Chinese
2005 Winner - Ka Palapala Po'okela Award Winner! Hawaii, a tropical paradise alive with history and myths, lures elegant Miki from art-rich San Francisco and her childhood friend Alex from the jungle covered temples in South East Asia. Generations of animosity between their families, marked by death and deceit, threaten the couple in this tale lush with stormy spirits and passions of the past.

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