Pip Adam

Pip Adam is the author of three books: a collection of short stories Everything We Hoped For (VUP, 2010), and the novels I’m Working on a Building (VUP, 2013) and The New Animals (VUP, 2017) which won the 2018 Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction. Pip makes the podcast Better off Read (https://betterreadnz.wordpress.com/)

Books
Jun 9, 2020

'How the fuck do you make a quiche?' An extract from Pip Adam's new novel

Three flatmates make their first foray into cooking, with help from Alison Holst.

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Books
Apr 23, 2020

Fever dream: Pip Adam on Bae Suah and the art of translation

Pip Adam approaches a new translator with a profound unease.

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Books
Jan 29, 2020

She liked it, she wanted it: The complex terrors of Mary Gaitskill's This is Pleasure

'I finished This is Pleasure at about 4am on a Sunday. I hadn’t been able to sleep – I’d had an uncomfortable interaction with a powerful person, and it was keeping me awake ...'. Pip Adam on a book that challenged and changed her. 

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Books
Sep 16, 2019

The Testaments: Pip Adam reviews the ultra-hyped new Margaret Atwood

One of our country’s finest writers gorges herself on Gilead – and finds herself wishing for more osmosis between the Booker-shortlisted new novel and the horror-story politics playing out around us. 

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