Keri Hulme, writer, talks about her life.

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Good Morning New Zealand interview by Maggie Barry with Keri Hulme, the Booker Prize-winning author of "The Bone People."

She talks about her passion for whitebaiting, her solitary life on the West Coast, public and critical response to "Te Kaihau - The Wind Eater", and a play about her by Epsom Girls' Grammar School.

She discusses her role on the New Zealand Literary Fund council, allocating funding to writers and the general lack of funding for arts and culture in New Zealand, particularly for young writers and artists.

She also talks about her work with the Indecent Publications Tribunal. Lesbian and gay men's novels have been rejected in the past as 'indecent' but she says she will be prepared to argue for anything with any literary merit. She discusses the differences between erotic writing and pornography.

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Year 1987

Reference number 1690

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Interviews (Sound recordings)
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Hulme, Keri, Interviewee
Barry, Maggie, 1959-, Interviewer
Radio New Zealand. National Programme (estab. 1964, closed 1986), Broadcaster

Duration 00:16:46

Date 01 Jan 1987

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