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Catherine Chidgey

Catherine Chidgey (born 8 April 1970) is an award-winning New Zealand novelist and short-story writer. Her honours include the inaugural Prize in Modern Letters;the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship to Menton, France; Best First Book at both the New Zealand Book Awards and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (South East Asia and Pacific Region); the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize; and the Janet Frame Fiction Prize. She lives near Hamilton in New Zealand.

Genres: Historical
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (1999) : In a Fishbone Church