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Kiana Davenport


Kiana Davenport is an American author of part-Hawaiian ancestry. She is the author of critically acclaimed novels *Shark Dialogues (1994)* and *Song of the Exile*, both of which explore aspects of life as a Polynesian in Western society. She was also a 1992-93 Fiction Fellow at the Bunting Institute at Harvard-Radcliffe. Her most recent novel was the *House of Many Gods*. Her novels have been translated into fourteen foreign languages. Her short stories have been included in "The O'Henry Awards Anthologies", "The Pushcart Prize Collection", and "The Best American Short Stories, 2000". She has received the Eliot Cades Awards in Literature, and a writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.