21 May 2017

Catherine Chidgey: Ockham Award and rising early

From Sunday Morning, 11:30 am on 21 May 2017

Ngaruawahia novelist Catherine Chidgey's fourth novel "The Wish Child" was 13 years in the writing but has now earned her the coveted $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction award. The judges says the subject matter - two children in Nazi Germany 1939 - subtly explored territory unusual for a NZ writer. She speaks openly about her writing struggles, infertility and surrogacy.