Ockham literary winner Catherine Chidgey opens up

Her grandfather collected fossils. One, a new species of spider crab named after him, sits on Chidgey’s desk. “He wasn’t an educated man but he had that one tunnel-vision interest. Bus groups of 60 people would come to his house to see his collection and Nana would make 60 cups of tea while granddad sat there holding forth. I collect cats. And antique handbags.”