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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Cover for book All the way to Summer

All the way to summer

All the Way to Summer: stories of love and longing

(RHNZ Vintage)
Due 3 March 2020

Fiona will be talking about her new book at the
Wellington International Festival of the Arts
on 1 March.







Fiona at the Ockams holding This Mortal Boy

Image via New Zealand Book Awards Trust.

This Mortal Boy

(RHNZ Vintage)

– Winner: New Zealand Heritage Prize for Fiction 2018
– Listener Best 100 Books for 2018

– Winner: Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2019 (Ockham New Zealand Book Awards)
– Longlisted International Dublin Literary Award 2020
Find out more about it here.