Pip Adam

Author photo: Rebecca McMillan

Pip Adam is the author of four novels: Audition (2023), Nothing to See (2020), which was shortlisted for the Acorn Prize for Fiction,

The New Animals (2017), which won the Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction, and I'm Working on a Building (2013);

and the short story collection Everything We Hoped For (2010), which won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction in 2011. 

Pip's work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies in New Zealand and overseas.

In 2012 she received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award.

Pip has facilitated writing workshops in universities and other settings, including with people affected by crime in prisons and communities.

She makes the Better off Read podcast, where she talks with authors about writing and reading.


Praise for Audition

'Pip Adam is one of my favourite authors and Audition is my new favourite book.

Hurtling through space and time with three giants who immediately gripped my heart is the place I want to be in literature.

A powerful work of social commentary, a bodily exploration and a feat of imagination,

all written with Adam’s trademark poise: this is the genre-bending book of the year.' —Laura Jean McKay

'Uncanny and astounding . . . in parts sci-fi, absurdist, fabulist, social realist . . . readers may find themselves

equal parts unmoored and floored by this thrilling novel. I haven’t stopped thinking about it.' —Deborah Crabtree, Books+Publishing

Pip Adam