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.