19 Jan 2024

Kiwi authors nominated for valuable literary award

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 19 January 2024

Two books by Waikato writer Catherine Chidgey have been nominated for the 2024 Dublin Literary Award.

It's the world's most valuable annual prize for a work of fiction published in English, with a prize of 178,000 NZD.

The books nominated, Pet and The Axeman's Carnival were both released last year, and The Axeman's Carnival won the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for fiction at the 2023 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Also nominated is fellow New Zealander Eleanor Catton's book Burnham Wood.

Catherine Chidgey spoke with Charlotte Cook.