Skip to main content

						Catherine Chidgey
1928748
REPORT

Catherine Chidgey

QUICK FACTS
Date of Birth April 8, 1970
Age 52 years, 6 months, 10 days
Place of Birth Auckland
Country New Zealand
Profession Novelist
Horoscope Aries

Catherine Chidgey Birthday Countdown

0 0 0
Days
:
0 0
Hours
:
0 0
Minutes
:
0 0
Seconds

Catherine Chidgey net worth, birthday, age, height, weight, wiki, fact 2021-22! In this article, we will discover how old is Catherine Chidgey? Who is Catherine Chidgey dating now & how much money does Catherine Chidgey have?

SHORT PROFILE
Father Not Available
Mother Not Available
Siblings Not Available
Spouse Not Known
Children(s) Not Available
[X]

Catherine Chidgey Biography

Catherine Chidgey is a famous Novelist, who was born on April 8, 1970 in New Zealand. According to Astrologers, Catherine Chidgey's zodiac sign is Aries.

Catherine Chidgey (born 8 April 1970) is a New Zealand novelist and short-story writer. Her honours include the inaugural Prize in Modern Letters; the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship to Menton, France; Best First Book at both the New Zealand Book Awards and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (South East Asia and Pacific Region); the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards; and the Janet Frame Fiction Prize. She lives near Hamilton in New Zealand.

Catherine Chidgey was born in Auckland and grew up in the Hutt Valley. She attended St Michael’s Primary School in Taita, and Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt. At Victoria University of Wellington she completed a BSc in Psychology, and a BA in German Language and Literature. In 1993 she was awarded a DAAD scholarship to study at the Freie Universität Berlin. She returned to Victoria University in 1997 to complete an MA in Creative Writing under Bill Manhire.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

Many peoples want to know what is Catherine Chidgey ethnicity, nationality, Ancestry & Race? Let's check it out! As per public resource, IMDb & Wikipedia, Catherine Chidgey's ethnicity is Not Known. We will update Catherine Chidgey's religion & political views in this article. Please check the article again after few days.

Her debut novel, In a Fishbone Church, was published in 1998 and was widely praised in New Zealand and overseas, winning the Hubert Church Award for Best First Book of Fiction at the New Zealand Book Awards in 1998. The writer Nick Hornby said “Catherine Chidgey is a wonderful new talent, and In a Fishbone Church marks the beginning of what promises to be a glorious literary career.” Louis de Bernières called the novel “warm, subtle and evocative. You will be thinking about it long after you have finished reading.” In 1999 In a Fishbone Church won Best First Book at the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (South East Asia and Pacific Region). It also won a Betty Trask Award for a first book (UK), and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (UK).

Catherine Chidgey Net Worth

Catherine Chidgey is one of the richest Novelist & listed on most popular Novelist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Catherine Chidgey net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

Catherine Chidgey Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Salary Under Review
Source of Income Novelist
Cars Not Available
House Living in own house.

Her debut novel, In a Fishbone Church, was published in 1998 and was widely praised in New Zealand and overseas, winning the Hubert Church Award for Best First Book of Fiction at the New Zealand Book Awards in 1998. The writer Nick Hornby said “Catherine Chidgey is a wonderful new talent, and In a Fishbone Church marks the beginning of what promises to be a glorious literary career.” Louis de Bernières called the novel “warm, subtle and evocative. You will be thinking about it long after you have finished reading.” In 1999 In a Fishbone Church won Best First Book at the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (South East Asia and Pacific Region). It also won a Betty Trask Award for a first book (UK), and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (UK).

Her second novel, Golden Deeds – a tale of murder, mystery and Meccano – was published in 2000, and was runner-up for the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2000 New Zealand Book Awards. It was published by Picador in the UK and by Henry Holt in the US (under the title The Strength of the Sun), where it was a 2002 Notable Book of the Year in The New York Times Book Review, and a 2002 Best Book in the LA Times Book Review. The Times Literary Supplement called it ‘[m]agnanimous and merciless, a work reminiscent at times of darkest Atwood … A witty and melancholy alchemy of heat and chill, a work of craft and fluency, which revitalizes the book in all its guises … for those who love books, Catherine Chidgey is a find.’ The Sunday Express called it “a wonderful, gripping read. Human relations and needs are explored in all their complexity. Chidgey proves herself to be among that elite group of authors who possess a true grasp of the patterns of life.” The Independent on Sunday said the novel “ensnares you, creeps up and snaffles you with its small, tense concerns. I could not stop thinking about it. I could not put it down … I finished Golden Deeds with that delicious and rare feeling: that I was in the presence of a proper, grown-up storyteller who cared not a toss for gimmicks or manifestoes, but dared instead to put her case with real authorial power and verve.”

Catherine Chidgey Height

Catherine Chidgey's height Not available right now. weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.
Catherine Chidgey Height & Body Stats
Height Unknown
Weight Not Known
Body Measurements Under Review
Eye Color Not Available
Hair Color Not Available
Feet/Shoe Size Not Available

The Transformation, Chidgey’s third novel, was published in 2003, and that year she was named New Zealand’s best novelist under forty. The book tells the story of a shadowy Parisian wig-maker who flees to Tampa, Florida in the 1890s. The Sunday Times said that “Chidgey spins a horror story which, miraculously avoiding easy sensationalism, is both troubling and haunting”, and the New Zealand Herald said it was “[h]er third and best so far … Chidgey could tackle any subject and produce something wonderful from it. She has that gift of the imagination that finds metaphor, contiguity and paradox wherever she looks, and a seemingly innate feel for structuring events, times and historical detail to make one whole, satisfying narrative out of a myriad unexpected parts.” The Sunday Express remarked, “This really is a novel to get lost in … A highly original read, as beautiful as it is terrifying, which manages to be riotously chilling without ever going over the top.”

Who is Catherine Chidgey dating?

According to our records, Catherine Chidgey is possibily single & has not been previously engaged. As of May 2022, Catherine Chidgey’s is not dating anyone.

Relationships Record: We have no records of past relationships for Catherine Chidgey. You may help us to build the dating records for Catherine Chidgey!

Chidgey has translated more than a dozen children’s picture books from the German for Gecko Press. In November 2019, OneTree House published her first original picture book, Jiffy, Cat Detective, illustrated by Astrid Matijasevich.

Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Novelist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in New Zealand. Catherine Chidgey celebrates birthday on April 8 of every year.

Her fifth book was released in November 2017. A ‘found’ novel, The Beat of the Pendulum was written during 2016, with Chidgey drawing on newspaper articles, Facebook posts, emails, radio broadcasts, books, street signs and conversations to create an entry for every day of the year. Radio New Zealand selected it as a Best Book of 2017, calling it “Important in terms of its form as much as its content … sensationally clever writing … an enormously skilled writer who totally gets the craft”. It was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and was published in the UK by Lightning Books in 2019.

You may read full biography about Catherine Chidgey from Wikipedia.