New Zealand Book Awards

May 18, 2017

A novel following two children living in war-time Nazi Germany has won the top fiction prize at the New Zealand Book Awards.

Ngaruawahia-based author Catherine Chidgey has been awarded the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction prize for her novel, The Wish Child.

It took Catherine Chidgey 13 years to write The Wish Child.

“The book took me a long, long time to write and changed a lot over that period, so I’m just so pleased and relieved that I stuck with it and made it the book that I want it to be, she said.

She was making up for lost time,with her next book due out in November and another well on its way.

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im gonna read this book soon.


cool story


Can you make more storys like this!
love it

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Wow, 13 Years!?! that's a long period of time yanno.


That sounds like a really good book. I think that I would like to read it. Well done Catherine Chidgey!