Robert Helfst


Kaui Hart Hemmings is best known for her first novel, The Descendants, and its film adaptation directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. Her new novel, The Possibilities, was a New York Times bestseller. She has also published House of Thieves, a collection of stories. While visiting Butler in the fall of 2014 as part of the Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series, Hemmings talked with Booth’s Robert Helfst about Hawaiian identity, road trip research, and finding her voice.

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A Conversation with Kaui Hart Hemmings was originally published at Booth.