A portrait of New Zealand writer Keri Hulme. She discusses her lifestyle and coping with success in Okarito in the South Island, her approach to her work and the inspiration she draws from the land and the sea. Includes extracts from her 1985 Booker Prize winning novel, The Bone people.
Gaylene Preston's insightful documentary about writer Keri Hulme was filmed two years after the writer's Booker Prize win for The Bone People. It is partly a love story to Hulmes hometown of Okarito and a musing on the writer's creative processs. There are delightful side-trips into whitebaiting and the supernatural as well as a peek into the 1200 pages of notes Hulme has collated in writing her follow-up novel.