Kiana Davenport

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Author of Novels, Short Stories
Introduction Am descended from a full-blooded Native Hawaiian mother and Caucasian father from Alabama. On mother's side trace my ancestry back to the first Polynesian settlers to the Hawaiian Islands who arrived almost 2,000 years ago from Tahiti and the Tuamotu's. On father's side I trace my ancestry to John Davenport, Puritan clergyman who co-founded New Haven, Conn. in 1638. Am the author of the internationally best-selling novels, SHARK DIALOGUES, SONG OF THE EXILE, HOUSE OF MANY GODS, and the forth-coming THE SPY LOVER. Have also published two collection of stories as ebooks. HOUSE OF SKIN, PRIZEWINNING STORIES, and CANNIBAL NIGHTS, PACIFIC STORIES VOL. II. Both have been Kindle Bestsellers. A graduate of Univerity of Hawaii, I was also a Bunting Fellow in Writing at Harvard University, and recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts in Writing. My short stories have won numerous O. Henry Awards, Pushcart Prizes, and Best American Short Story Award, 2000. My novels and short stories have been translated into 21 languages.
Interests Bi-racial, Multi-Cultural Equality. SAVE THE EARTH. Dogs, volunteer at Humane Society, Save Haiti Fund, Rebuild New Orleans Fund, Literacy for Children Fund. Victims of 9/11 Fund. Anything related to Pacific Peoples.
Favorite Movies APOCALYSE NOW, TRAINSPOTTING, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, any documentary by Karin Williams. Ken Burn's documentary on Jazz! Also SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. GLORY. THE HURT LOCKER. ANYTHING WITH SAMUEL JACKSON. XAVIER BARDEM.
Favorite Music Classical Jazz - Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sydney Bechet (my fave!), Pink Floyd (still!), Black Lab Group (Paul Durham, yes!), Tom Waites (still!) Lady Gaga (not great voice, but Brilliant Amalgamator!)
Favorite Books MOBY DICK, ULYSSES, ABSOLAM, ABSOLAM! ANY BRAM STOKER, RAY BRADBURY, STEPHEN KING. THE TWILIGHT SERIES (I can't help it!) RIDDLEY WALKER, BLOOD MERIDIAN, ANY PATRICIA HIGHSMITH

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