Keri Hulme is a part-Maori writer from Aotearoa, best known for her Booker Prize-winning novel The Bone People. She was born in 1947 in Christchurch and has worked as a sheep-hand, a fisher, a TV director and a cook, amongst other things. Her works include:
The Silence Between
The Bone People
Te Kaihau/The Windeater
Bait (December, 1999)
She describes her work as 'a deliberate attempt to manufacture New Zealand myth, to blend real and invented Maori legends with European literary style, harmonizing both of her country's cultural influences'.