Kaui Hart Hemmings

Kaui Hart Hemmings is an American writer. She is best known for her novel, The Descendants (2007), which was adapted into an award-winning film.

Kaui Hart Hemmings
BornHawaii, United States
Alma materPunahou School,
Colorado College


Kaui Hart Hemmings was born and raised in Hawaii. She attended Punahou School for high school, graduating in 1994.[1] She attended Colorado College and graduated in 1998.[2]

Her debut novel, The Descendants (2007), was published in 22 countries and was a New York Times bestseller.[3] It was adapted into the 2011 film The Descendants, starring George Clooney and written by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash.[4][5]

Hemmings had previously published a collection of her stories, House of Thieves. She has written two other novels for adults, The Possibilities (2014) and How to Party With an Infant (2016), and one for young readers, entitled Juniors (2015).


Short story collections

  • House of Thieves (2005) ISBN 9781594200489




  1. ^ "Kaui Hart Hemmings '94". Punahou School. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Peak Profile: Kaui Hart Hemmings '98 | Bulletin". sites.coloradocollege.edu. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Local's Guide to Hawaii: Author Kaui Hart Hemmings". Hawaii Magazine. January 14, 2020. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  4. ^ "The-Descendants - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2011. Archived from the original on September 15, 2011.
  5. ^ "2011 Films – Descendants". Toronto International Film Festival. 2011. Archived from the original on September 15, 2011.

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