Pip Adam has published a collection of short stories, Everything We Hoped For (VUP, 2010) and a novel, I’m Working on a Building (VUP, 2013). Her second novel, The New Animals (VUP, 2017), is set in the Auckland fashion scene.
Her work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies in New Zealand and overseas. In 2012 Pip received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award and her first book Everything We Hoped For won the NZ Post Best First Book award in 2011.
She facilitates writing workshops in universities and other settings including with people affected by crime in prisons and communities. Pip makes the Better off Read podcast where she talks with authors about writing and reading. betterreadnz.wordpress.com
"Pip Adam is one of the most exciting new writers around." Damien Wilkins.
Her writing has been described as: ‘a kind of post-post modern fiction - nothing meta, no irony, no narrative arc, no insights or character transformations - the stories are flatline and searing and real’.
- Helen Lehndorf PALMERSTON NORTH LIBRARY.
‘Adam knows how to brew a story to its essence and to infuse an emotional undercurrent that is deeply affecting’