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Catherine Chidgey

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Catherine Chidgey

Catherine Chidgey is an award-winning and bestselling New Zealand novelist and short-story writer. Her first novel, In a Fishbone Church, won the Betty Trask Award, and was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Golden Deed was Time Out’s book of the year, a Best Book in the LA Times Book Review and a Notable Book in the New York Times Book Review. Her fourth novel, The Wish Child, was published in 2016 and won the 2017 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the country's richest literary prize.

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Latest reviews

  • ★ “With its multiple registers and complex view of humanity, this marks a vital turn in Holocaust literature.”
    — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review), Mar 18 2021
  • Remote Sympathy is beautifully written and much easier to read [given] its subject matter. [The] historical context of Remote Sympathy feels real, and wears the weight of Chidgey’s years of detailed research lightly.”
    — The Spinoff NZ, Nov 2 2020

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