human capacity to rise above prejudice
It was a pleasure to be asked to contribute to an exciting new website, https://shepherd.com, aimed at optimising topic-specific online book discovery. Here is my list of the 5 best books about the human capacity to rise above prejudice. This was a theme explored in my first novel – Another Woman’s Daughter (US edition)/ Shifting Colours (UK edition).
addressed to greta wins nz booklovers award for fiction 2021
I am beyond thrilled to learn that ‘Addressed to Greta’ has won the NZ Booklovers Best Adult Fiction Award 2021! A huge shoutout to my wonderful publishers, Bateman Books.
2021 Best Adult Fiction Award
20 March 2021
interview with the wonderful andrew whiteside
It was a real privilege to talk to Andrew Whiteside about my new novel.
Listen here to the interview
15 March 2021
commonwealth short story prize 2020
Thrilled to have my story ‘A Breath, A Bunk, A Land, A Sky’ shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020. It was one of 20 stories selected from around the globe from over 5 000 entries. I’m delighted to be alongside NZ author Catherine Chidgey.
Chair of Judges NII AYIKWEI PARKES hails stories which are ‘HARROWING AS WELL AS UPLIFTING, TRAGIC AS WELL AS FUNNY’
Read more: www.commonwealthwriters.org
21 April 2020
sunday star times short story award 2018
First place in NZ’s Premier Short Story Award
I am thrilled that my short story ‘Mad Men’ has won the Sunday Star Times NZ Short Story Award for 2018. Huge congratulations to authors Eileen Merriman and Kathryn Van Beek for being placed runners-up. Follow the link to read a bit about the impetus for the story, and to read ‘Mad Men’.
ngaio marsh award win
BEST CRIME NOVEL 2017
THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE wins Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel 2017.
“This is brave and sophisticated storytelling” – judges.
Read more: Best Crime Novel 2017
2 November 2017
wonka’s whipple-scrumptious fudgemallow delight
9mm CRIME WATCH INTERVIEW SERIES Fiona with Craig Sisterson
1 November 2017
BEST CRIME NOVEL 2017 NZ
Thrilled to be awarded The Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel 2017 at a very special event in Christchurch hosted by WORD Christchurch and Scorpio Books. I’m still walking on air, and feeling very honoured to receive such recognition for ‘The Last Time We Spoke.’ Congratulations to Michael Bennett, whose book ‘In Dark Places’ won the Non-Fiction Award, and Finn Bell, whose book ‘Dead Lemons’ won Best First Novel.
Read More: kiwicrime.blogspot.co.nz
29 October 2017