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Catherine Chidgey

Catherine Chidgey’s honours include Best First Book at the New Zealand Book Awards and at the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (South East Asia and South Pacific), the Betty Trask Award in the UK, the Prize in Modern Letters, the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship, the Janet Frame Fiction Prize, and the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for The Wish Child. Remote Sympathy was shortlisted for the DUBLIN Literary Award and the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, and was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in the UK. The Axeman’s Carnival is shortlisted for this year’s Acorn Prize.

Photo credit: Helen Mayall

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