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Dame Fiona Kidman, DNZM, OBE (born 26 March 1940 in Hawera, New Zealand), is a New Zealand novelist, poet, scriptwriter and short story author.

Kidman grew up in Northland and worked as a librarian in Rotorua after leaving school. She married Ian Kidman in 1960 and they have a son and daughter. She now lives in Wellington.

Kidman began her writing career as a freelance journalist in the early 1960s and was mentored by Bruce Mason and William Austin in theatre and radio theatre. Her first of eight novels was published in 1979, and she has also published four short story collections and four collections of poetry. Her work is often concerned with the effects of suburban and provincial lower middle-class life, its morals and its hypocrisies.

Kidman has been strongly active in the literary community, serving as the national president of PEN from 1981 to 1983 and as the president of the New Zealand Book Council from 1992 to 1995. In 1988 she founded and ran the Fiona Kidman Creative Writing School, which is now part of Whitireia Community Polytechnic. She is currently the Meridian Energy Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellow for 2006 and President of Honour of the New Zealand Book Council. Her latest novel, The Captive Wife was runner-up for the Deutz Medal and won the Readers' Choice award at the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. She was knighted in 1998 for her services to literature.

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Total Books: 47
This Mortal Boy
2019 - This Mortal Boy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781910709580
ISBN-10: 1910709581
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

All Day at the Movies
2018 - All Day at the Movies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781910709344
ISBN-10: 1910709344
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Infinite Air
2016 - The Infinite Air (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781910709085
ISBN-10: 1910709085
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Better than Fiction 2 True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers
2015 - Better Than Fiction 2 True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers [Lonely Planet Travel Literature] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781743607497
ISBN-10: 1743607490
Genre: Travel

The Trouble with Fire
2012 - The Trouble with Fire (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781459636644
ISBN-10: 1459636643
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Captive Wife
2005 - The Captive Wife (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781869416867
ISBN-10: 1869416864
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Paddy's Puzzle
2000 - Paddy's Puzzle (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781869413675
ISBN-10: 1869413679

The House Within
1998 - The House Within (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781869413163
ISBN-10: 1869413164
Genre: Literature & Fiction

True Stars
1994 - True Stars (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781869411565
ISBN-10: 1869411560

Palm Prints
1994 - Palm Prints (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781869412289
ISBN-10: 1869412281

Mandarin Summer
1991 - Mandarin Summer [New Portway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780745172859
ISBN-10: 0745172857
Genre: Literature & Fiction

In Deadly Earnest A Collection of Fiction by New Zealand Women 1870-1980
1989 - In Deadly Earnest a Collection of Fiction By New Zealand Women 1870-1980 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781869410421
ISBN-10: 1869410424

Unsuitable Friends
1988 - Unsuitable Friends (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781869410193
ISBN-10: 186941019X

In the Clear Light
1986 - In the Clear Light (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140089868
ISBN-10: 0140089861
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Gone North
1986 - Gone North (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780868634111
ISBN-10: 0868634115

In the clear light A novel
1985 - In the Clear Light a Novel (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780393019872
ISBN-10: 039301987X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A breed of women
A Breed of Women (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780063120372
ISBN-10: 0063120372

New Zealand Short Stories Fourth Series
New Zealand Short Stories Fourth Series (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195581096
ISBN-10: 0195581091

The Book of Secrets
The Book of Secrets [Picador] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330271400
ISBN-10: 0330271407

Book of Secrets
Book of Secrets (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434392018
ISBN-10: 0434392014
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Mrs Dixon and Friend Short Stories
Mrs Dixon and Friend Short Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780868636665
ISBN-10: 0868636665