Catherine Robertson

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#1 best-selling New Zealand author, Catherine Robertson was born in Wellington, New Zealand. She left for a while to live in San Francisco and Buckinghamshire, but is now back home. She divides her time between Wellington and Hawke's Bay. All five of her novels have been #1 on the NZ bestsellers list. Her fourth, The Hiding Places, also won the Nelson Libraries 2015 NZ Fiction Book of the Year . Her latest novel, Gabriel's Bay, came out in January and its sequel What You Wish For is out now in New Zealand and Australia.

I'm now a Writer in Residence

Or I will be from February 1st next year. Really looking forward to it!Here's the Photo: Russell KleynAcclaimed novelist Catherine Robertson has been appointed the Victoria University of Wellington International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) and Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2020.Ms Robertson’s fiction is celebrated for its witty, precise and emotionally involving depictions of Read more of this blog post »
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What You Wish For

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“I've always worried a lot. And frankly I'm good at it." The late Erma Bombeck, one of the funniest women ever.”
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