WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Keri Hulme, the New Zealander whose 1984 novel The Bone Men and women gained the Man Booker Prize, has died. She was 74.
Spouse and children members verified Hulme died Monday morning at Waimate on New Zealand’s South Island. They did not specify a result in.
Hulme worked as a tobacco picker, dropped out of legislation faculty and was a charity worker before becoming an strange literary star when The Bone People, her first novel, received just one of fiction’s greatest prizes.
The novel was rejected by numerous publishers before being picked up by the obscure publisher Spiral, a New Zealand feminist collective.
Hulme took pretty much 20 years to create The Bone People today which drew on her indigenous Maori and Scottish heritage, weaving themes of private and cultural isolation. She later shunned the highlight.
“There were being stories of her remaining this literary large,” Hulme’s nephew Matthew Salmons informed the New Zealand news site Things. “It wasn’t seriously some thing that she reviewed.
“It was under no circumstances about fame for her. She’s always been a storyteller. It was hardly ever about the glitz and glam(or), she just had tales to share.”
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