Keri Hulme, New Zealand novelist, poet, and short-story writer, chiefly known for her first novel, The Bone People (1983), which won the Booker Prize in Much of Hulme’s writing deals with the language and culture of the Maori people of New Zealand. Although Hulme was born of mostly mixed
New Zealand novelist, poet, and short story writer Keri Hulme was born and raised in Otautahi, Christchurch. Her mother was of Orkney Scots and Maori descent, and her father was the son of immigrants from Lancashire. He died when Hulme was 11 years old. After high school, she worked as a tobacco picker; she later enrolled for four quarters in the honors law program at Canterbury University ...
Keri Hulme comes from the heartland of New Zealand—the South Island's west coast—and, perhaps as a consequence, she has developed an idiom which remains distinctively New Zealand even when it is feeding on the great traditions of English, Irish, American, and other (notably sufic) literature.
Keri Hulme, a New Zealand native, was born on March 9, 1947, in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is the daughter of John W., a carpenter and businessman, and Mere, a credit manager, and sister to five siblings. Her father died when she was eleven years old. Hulme is descended from a rich background.
Keri Hulme: Of Death and Fishing. By Andrew Johnston Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand) November 5, Keri Hulme's first novel is probably New Zealand's most famous. Now her second is becoming famous too - for not having appeared yet.