Catherine Chidgey

Catherine Chidgey

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.

She is the author of:

The Wish Child: A Novel