Saturday, November 24, 2007

Hulme, Keri

[Te Ara]

Keri Hulme (b. 1947)


Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance (2007):

from Fisher in an Autumn Tide

[Recorded at the Going West Books & Writers Festival (21/6/97)]

Bio /Bibliography:

Born in Christchurch, Keri Hulme was educated at North Brighton Primary and Aranui High Schools. She chose to work in the Motueka tobacco fields instead of entering University, and subsequently tried a number of different occupations while writing her first stories and poems.

Hulme’s first collection of poems, The Silence Between (Moeraki Conversations) was published in 1982. Her homage to Moeraki ('my turangawaewae') and Okarito appeared in Homeplaces (1989) and another collection of poems Strands was published in 1992.

In 1985, while she was writer in residence at the University of Canterbury, her novel the bone people won the Booker Prize, an event which catapulted her to world fame.

She now lives, works, paints (and catches whitebait) in the tiny South Westland settlement of Okarito. Her most recent published work is Stonefish (2004).


Coast Voices. Ed. Roger Ewer. Greymouth: Walden Books, 1979.
Silences Between (Moeraki Conversations). Auckland: Auckland University Press; Oxford University Press, 1982.
Lost Possessions. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1985.
Strands. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1992.


the bone people. Wellington: Spiral, 1983; Auckland: Spiral: Hodder & Stoughton, 1985; London: Pan, 1986. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005.
The Windeater / Te Kaihau. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1986.
Homeplaces: Three Coasts of the South Island. With Robin Morrison. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989.
Hokitika Handmade. Photographs by Julia Brooke-White. Hokitika: Hokitika Craft Gallery Co-operative, 1999.
Stonefish. Wellington: Huia Publishers, 2004.

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