Welcome to my world of books and news. My life as a writer has yielded rich and varied experiences. A writer’s imagination is fuelled by memory, stories told, research, and ultimately the imagination. I remind myself that we only have one life to draw on and not a day should be lost to its possibilities.

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Honoured New Zealand Writer Auckland Festival 2017

Watch Fiona at the Festival


A Day at the MoviesAll Day at the Movies.
(Penguin Random House)

Winner New Zealand Heritage Prize for Fiction 2016
The Spinoff’s Top New Zealand Novel for 2016
Listener Best 100 Books for 2016

Find out more about it here.



9781775538554 Godwit Publishing has just released
my new collection of poems,

This Change in the Light,
a companion volume to the bestselling
Where your left hand rests.