An unpublished manuscript by a fledgling author lands on the desk of a producer. In four years, the movie based on that book becomes the buzz at the Academy Awards and a girl from Punahou School is the toast of the red carpet.
It’s a fairy tale silver screen story that could not have been more amazing had it been penned by Kaui Hart Hemmings herself. The author of The Descendants is now back home and will hold a series of readings and talk story sessions open to the public this week. HONOLULU Magazine asked her about flying solo to the Oscars, introducing the real Hawaii to Hollywood, and her favorite new reads.