CATHERINE CHIDGEY was born in 1970. She has degrees in creative writing, psychology, and German literature, and lived in Berlin for three years. 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 long-listed for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, The Strength of the Sun, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Chidgey lives in Ngaruawahia, New Zealand.
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