Keri Hulme

Bone People

originally published:
Wellington : Spiral

We offered this copy of the scarce, true first edition, published in New Zealand, in our Catalog 117.


  • First Book(1985)
  • Booker Prize(1985)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 3/9/1947
born as: Kerry Hulme
nationality: New Zealand

New Zealand novelist, poet, and short-story writer, chiefly known for her first novel, The Bone People (1983), which won the Booker Prize in 1985. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Collecting tips:

Her 1983 Booker Prize winner the The Bone People is the franchise here. Originally published by Spiral in New Zealand, this was originally issued in soft covers, and is exceptionally uncommon, and rare in fine condition. We used to have scouts in New Zealand sell us the odd copy, but they've wised up. The first British edition, issued in hardcover, satisfies most collectors.