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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Latest book:

So Far, For Now

March 2022
RHNZ Vintage

It is a little over a decade since Fiona Kidman wrote the last volume of her memoir. But her story did not end on its last page; instead her life since has been busier than ever, filled with significant changes, new writing and fascinating journeys.

Find out more about it here.



Cover for book All the way to Summer

All the Way to Summer: stories of love and longing

(RHNZ Vintage)
March 2020

To mark her 80th birthday, this volume brings together a variety of her previously published stories as well as several that are new or previously uncollected; all moving, insightful and written with love.

Find out more about it here.

These stories span close to a century, and we can trust entirely that Kidman’s portrayal of our country through the ages is spot on… Drama, laughter, sex and bad moments. This is the truth about love.  – Catherine Robertson, Landfall
[The stories] will both delight and break your heart. – Caroline Barron, Otago Daily Times



Fiona at the Ockams holding This Mortal BoyThis 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.







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