Stamp honors 'Hawaii' author James Michener

May 5th, 2008

James A. Michener, the best-selling author of more than 40 books including "Tales of the Pacific" and "Hawaii," will be honored on a U.S. postage stamp that will go on sale May 12.

The new stamp - 59 cents for a 2-ounce first class rate - is the 10th in the post office's Distinguished American series. It was created by Mark Summers, based on a late 1970s photo of the author.