Kidman, Fiona (Judith)

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KIDMAN, Fiona (Judith)

KIDMAN, Fiona (Judith). New Zealander, b. 1940. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Poetry. Career: Writer. Worked as high-school librarian, 1961-62; writer, 1962-. Dame Commander of the NZ Order of Merit, 1999. Publications: NOVELS: A Breed of Women, 1979; Mandarin Summer, 1981; Paddy's Puzzle, 1983, in US as In the Clear Light, 1985; The Book of Secrets, 1987; True Stars, 1990; Richochet Baby, 1996; The House Within, 1997. SHORT STORIES: Mrs. Dixon and Friends, 1982; Unsuitable Friends, 1988; The Foreign Woman, 1993; The Best of Fiona Kidman's Short Stories, 1998; A Needle in the Heart, 2002; (ed.) New Zealand Love Stories, an Oxford Anthology, 1999. POETRY: Honey and Bitters, 1975; On the Tightrope, 1978; Going to the Chathams, Poems: 1977-1984, 1985; Wakeful Nights: Poems Selected and New, 1991. OTHER: Search for Sister Blue (radio play), 1975; (with J. Ussher) Gone North (travel), 1984; (with G. Sheehan) Wellington, 1989; Palm Prints (biographical sketches), 1994. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 28 Rakau Rd, Hataitai, Wellington 3, New Zealand. Online address: [email protected]