Keri Hulme, a Maori, grew up in Christchurch and Moeraki,
New Zealand. She writes, paints, and whitebaits in Okarito,
Westland. Hulme has written poems and short stories; The Bone
People, originally published by Spiral, a New Zealand feminist
collective, is her first novel. She has also written Te Zaihau:
Pepa Heller (illustrator) has been a professional tattoo artist since 1996. The owner of Bohemian Tattoo Arts in Tauranga, New Zealand, he draws inspiration from Maori and Pacific styles.
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