Beside the Dark Pool : A memoir Part 2
In her first volume of memoir, Fiona Kidman described her background and childhood, evoking the places she lived in and the people she knew. It finished with the publication of her first, hugely successful novel. In this sequel she takes us through the writing of over 20 more books, of her involvement in New Zealand's literary circles, her championing of writing and writers, and the significant people she has met along the way. A beautifully written, thought-provoking and important record of the last 20 years. First published June 2009.
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.