Keri Hulme

(b. 1947)

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(1947– ),

New Zealand poet and novelist, author of The Bone People (1985, Booker Prize), a poetic, impassioned account of the relationship between Kerewin Holmes and a mute wild boy, Simon Gillalyey, who invades her solitary artist's life in a tower on the seashore. Hulme's colourful vocabulary is enriched by Maori words and phrases, integrated into a text which gives a vivid account of contemporary New Zealand life, myth, landscape, and seascape. Other works include The Silences Between: Moeraki Conversations (1982, poems), Lost Possessions (1985), Te Kaihau/The Windeater (1986, short stories, poems, and prose poems), and Stonefish (2004, short stories).

Subjects: Literature.

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