Hawaiian Authors

This list is for certain not exhaustive, and somewhat reliant on people being willing to share their ancestry, which not everyone is willing to do. I focused on living authors of fiction and poetry. If there are names not included, feel free to contact me.

Gabrielle Ahuli’i – Children’s Literature – Early Reader Books

Joe Balaz – Poetry

Kiana Davenport – Literary Fiction

Tori Eldridge – Thriller

U’ilani Goldsberry – Children’s, Travel, and Cooking

Kaui Hart Hemmings – Young Adult and Adult Fiction

Ikaika Hussey – Nonfiction

Kristiana Kahakauwila – Short Stories

Megan Kamalei Kakimoto – Short Stories

Lisa Linn Kanae – Poetry and Short Stories

Lopaka Kapanui – Fiction

Kekauleleanae‘ole Kawai‘ae‘a – Children’s Literature

Tara Kennedy – Young Adult and Adult Romance

Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl – Mysteries and Plays

T Kira Madden – Literary Fiction and Memoir

Malia Maunakea – Middle Grade

Lurline Wailana McGregor – Literary Fiction

Kealane Natani – Children’s Fiction

Lehua Parker – Young Adult

Christy Passion – Poetry

Erin L. Schneider – Young Adult

Kawai Strong Washburn – Literary Fiction

Kahikāhealani Wight – Memoir

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu – Children’s Fiction

Erin Kahunawaiki‘ala Wright – Nonfiction