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Hulme, Keri

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: New Zealand
Categories: Authors, Novelists, Writers


1947 - Keri Hulme, born on the 9th of March in Christchurch, in New Zealand's South Island. She is a New Zealand writer.

1967 - She began studying for an honours law degree at the University of Canterbury.

1972 - She decided to begin writing full-time, but, despite family support, was forced to go back to work nine months later.

1978 - She was a writer-in-residence at Otago University.

1984 - She continued working on her novel The Bone People, ultimately published in February.

       - The novel, returned by several publishers before being accepted by the Spiral Collective, won the 84' New Zealand Book Award for Fiction.

1985 - Received the the Booker Prize.

       - A residence writer at the University of Canterbury.

1996 - She has been the Patron of the Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand.


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