Don Wallace was born in Long Beach, California and has spent most of his life as a journalist and editor in New York City and Honolulu—that is, when not in France. He is the author of four books including the novel Hot Water and One Great Game: Two Teams, Two Dreams, in the First-Ever High School Football National Championship Game. His essays, articles, and fiction have appeared in such various publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Surfer's Journal, The Hawaii Review of Books, Honolulu Magazine, Harper's, Fast Company, Wine Spectator, and Naval History.
Don wrote the 2011 documentary Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae, about the search for the last missing pieces of the old Hawaiian music and has worked on several film projects. He is the editor and founder of The Hawaii Review of Books (hawaiireviewofbooks.com) and a contributing editor of Honolulu Magazine. He won the state's Loretta J. Petrie Award for outstanding contributions to Hawaii literature in 2020 and the Society of Professional Journalists-Hawaii award for Body of Work by a single writer in 2018.
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