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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.