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2020 Residential retreats

Throughout 2020 I will be running a series of mentored residential retreats, with accommodation for three in my home, beginning in late April. There will be further accommodation for one at intervals throughout the year, with the added use of a garden studio. Watch this space for dates.

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This Mortal Boy wins Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand crime writing

This Mortal Boy won the prize for the best novel at the 2019 Ngaio Marsh Awards for New Zealand crime writing. Dame Fiona received a trophy, a special edition of a Dame Ngaio book, and $1,000 courtesy of WORD Christchurch.

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Winner: 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

This Mortal Boy won the $53,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. It was described by judges as “moving, memorable, authentic and urgently relevant to our times”.

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Contributor to 4 new books in 2018

The Writing Life, by Deborah Shepherd (Massey University Press) Interviews with twelve New Zealand writers (interview)
Women Now, the Legacy of Female Suffrage, ed. Bronwyn Labrum, Te Papa Press (essay, Playing with Fire)
The Friday Poem, ed Steve Braunias, Luncheon Sausage Books (poem, Man Weeping)
A Conscientious Bloody Clergyman, The diaries of Reverend William Levack 1952–1964, curated by the Waipu Museum Trust (essay, 1954 Reflections)

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Visit to Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

Visit to Frankfurt Book Fair 2016, funded by Creative New Zealand in association with PANZ. Report from Fiona Kidman

I would like to express my appreciation for the opportunity to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair. It was a first for me and offered a major and enriching experience. My thanks go to Creative New Zealand for funding the trip, to PANZ staff for their meticulous organisation, and to

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New fiction title, All Day at the Movies

A Day at the MoviesMy new novel is called All day at the movies. I describe it as an ‘episodic novel’ that follows the fortunes of one family from the 1951 waterfront strike to 2015.
I talk about it and my other books in an interview…

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German edition of The Infinite Air

Infinite Air GermanThe Infinite Air is being launched in its German edition at Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

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Telling Stories: Life writing and memoir course 2016

A Writing Programme in Wellington
Dame Fiona Kidman will conduct a course of workshops over four Saturdays from August to September 2016: 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September.

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This Change in the Light: a collection of poems

RHNZ Godwit 2016

Godwit Publishing has just released my new collection of poems, a companion volume to the bestselling Where your left hand rests.

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Les Livres des Secrets

Alexis-DulondelThe Book of Secrets had a great run in France last year as Les Livres des secrets (Sabine Wespieser Editeur).

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