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Dame Fiona Kidman is one of New Zealand's most celebrated writers. Winner of numerous awards and fellowships for literature including a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour, Dame Fiona is renowned as one of New Zealand's foremost storytellers, having written over 30 books, including novels, short stories and poetry, and more than 60 television, film and radio scripts. She was created a Dame (DNZM) in 1998 in recognition of her contribution to literature.

Books by Fiona Kidman

All Day at the Movies
This Change in the Light
The House Within
Songs from the Violet Cafe
The Best of Fiona Kidman's Short Stories
The Infinite Air
Preservation
The Book of Secrets
Paddy's Puzzle
A Needle in the Heart
Ricochet Baby
A Breed of Women
The Trouble With Fire
True Stars
Where Your Left Hand Rests
Beside The Dark Pool
At the End of Darwin Road
The Captive Wife
"Nothing makes me happier than sitting at my desk in our home perched above the magnificent Wellington landscape while stories come to life on the page." Fiona Kidman, fionakidman.com
"We cannot talk about writing in New Zealand without acknowledging her..." New Zealand Books
"In her craft and her storytelling and in her compassionate gutsy tough expression of female experience, she is the best we have." New Zealand Listener

Awards and Recognition

  • DNZM
    1998
    Awarded
    Dame