Catherine Chidgey

Catherine Chidgey was born in 1970. She has degrees in creative writing, psychology and German literature, and lived for two years in Berlin. Her debut novel, In a Fishbone Church won the South East Asia and Pacific Region Prize in the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel, a Betty Trask Prize and was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Golden Deeds, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, followed by The Transformation in 2006. Chidgey lives in Ngaruawahia, New Zealand. She presents The Wish Child.

Supported by Creative New Zealand.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday October 26, 2017

    • IFOA Parry Sound

      Cost: $15

      Catherine Chidgey, Bianca Marais, Kathleen Winter will be in Parry Sound to read from their latest works.


  • Saturday October 28, 2017