Kristiana Kahakauwila is a hapa writer of kanaka maoli, German, and Norwegian descent. Her first book, This is Paradise: Stories (Hogarth 2013), takes as its heart the people and landscapes of contemporary Hawai’i. Kristiana is an Assistant Professor at University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, and also teaches in the Low-Residency MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is currently at work on a novel set on the island of Maui.
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