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Starts at 10:45 am on Monday, 30 July 2012
During Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan
In this week and next week’s Reading we feature a series of short stories from Pip Adam's award-winning debut collection Everything We Hoped For published by Victoria University Press - Winner of New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Awards: Hubert Church Award for Fiction 2011.
Pip Adam gained an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction from Victoria University in 2007, and is currently enrolled for a PhD. Her work has appeared in Sport, Glottis, Turbine, Landfall, Lumière Reader, Hue & Cry and Blackmail Press.
Everything We Hoped For is a remarkable debut, distinguished by an exquisitely crafted surface and barely contained emotional force. A young mother in shocked contemplation of her new baby and young women in rehab and jail feature in mostly short and oblique stories which echo and connect with cumulative power. A broad range of other characters, including NZ servicemen returned from active duty in Dili, the Witch King’s wife at a fan convention, the employees of a $2 Shop and a vegan couple at a Samoan resort complete a vivid and distinctive contemporary canvas.
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