Fiona Kidman

Dame Fiona Kidman is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished writers. She has published ten novels, eight short story collections, and five volumes of verse. Fiona was born in Hawera in 1940.

Books
May 5, 2017

The Friday Poet: Dame Fiona Kidman on Lauris Edmond

A memoir by Dame Fiona Kidman on the occasion of a new, posthumous book of poems by her "beautiful friend", Lauris Edmond.

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Society
Dec 4, 2016

'Moved to tears before the faces of the lost' – Fiona Kidman on the fight to bring the Pike River men home

Among the protesters who gathered last week to oppose the sealing of the Pike River mine was the great NZ author Dame Fiona Kidman. Here she explains why more must be be done to retrieve the bodies of the 29 men killed in the 2010 disaster.

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Books
Apr 1, 2016

The Friday poem: Man Weeping, by Fiona Kidman

Good heavens - it's Fiona Kidman Day! Her insightful review of Helen Garner ran this morning; now here's a poem from her new, very handsome book of verse.

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Books
Apr 1, 2016

Book of the Week: Fiona Kidman reviews the amazing Helen Garner

Fiona Kidman once had Helen Garner over for dinner. It did not go well.

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Books
Sep 30, 2015

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