With a prolific and ongoing writing career spanning from about 1975, the date of publication of her radio play

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, and with numerous literary prizes to her credit, Fiona Kidman can be easily regarded as one of the major New Zealand writers of the last quarter of the twentieth-century and beyond. Her literary works carry a definite ideological orientation, which may be baldly stated as feminist, influenced by and contributing to the shaping of second-wave feminism in New Zealand. Her fiction is very much concerned with the imaginative reclamation of symbolic spaces in which female voices find articulation. Inasmuch as her fiction has settings that span critical extents of time in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Kidman’s reclaimed female spaces and voices also…

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Citation: D'Cruz, Doreen. "Fiona Kidman". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 November 2012 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2490, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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