Fiona Kidman


Fiona Kidman is one of sixty authors who attended The Press Christchurch Writers Festival from 4 to 7 September 2008.

Fiona Kidman has written more than 20 books, mainly novels and collections of short stories. Her most recent novel, The captive wife, was a joint winner of the Readers’ Choice Award and a finalist for the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

At the end of Darwin Road is the first volume of her absorbing and vivid two-part memoir, in which she reflects on her life from the distance of Menton, France, where she spent time as the Katherine Mansfield Fellow in 2006. She was awarded the 2008 Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers' Fellowship.

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