At the End of Darwin Road
This absorbing memoir explores the first half of writer Fiona Kidman's life, notably in Kerikeri in Northland. From the distance of France, she reconsiders the past.
A vivid memoir of place and family, and of becoming a writer. First published March 2008.
Fiona Kidman was born in 1940. She has worked as a librarian, creative writing teacher, radio producer and critic, but primarily as a writer. To date she has published over 20 books, including novels, poetry, non-fiction and a play. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and was created a Dame (DNZM) in 1998 in recognition of her contribution to literature. Her last novel, The Captive Wife, was runner up in the Montana Book Awards Deutz Medal for Fiction.