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Kate De Goldi (née Kathleen De Goldi 1959[1]) is a New Zealand children's and short story writer. Kate was born in Christchurch, and published her first collection of short stories like you, really[2] (1994) under the pseudonym Kate Flannery[1].

Kate De Goldi
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De Goldi in 2013
NationalityNew Zealand

De Goldi has been a full-time writer since 1997, and contributes to the New Zealand literature sector as a creative writing teacher (1999-2006 at the IIML)[3], a book-related broadcaster and radio commentator[4], a participant of Writers in Schools[1], and a chair for literary festivals in New Zealand[5] and internationally. De Goldi is an Arts Foundation Laureate (named in 2001).[3]

De Goldi received the 2010 Michael King Fellowship to research and write an article about Susan Price.[6]

De Goldi has received both the 2011 Margaret Mahy Award[7][8] and the 2011 Young Readers’ Award Corine Literature Prize,[9] She is known for children's literature[4] and has also won awards for Short story writing.[3] She is of mixed Irish and Italian ancestry.[10]


Selected worksEdit


  • 1996 – Sanctuary, ISBN 9780140259452
  • 1997 – Love, Charlie Mike, ISBN 9780140386004
  • 1999 – Closed, Stranger, ISBN 9780143772040
  • 2008 – The 10pm Question, ISBN 9780763649395
  • 2012 – The ACB with Honora Lee, illustrated by Gregory O'Brien, ISBN 9781869799915
  • 2015 – From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle, ISBN 9781775535768

Picture booksEdit

Editor with Susan ParisEdit