Pip Adam

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Email: modernletters@vuw.ac.nz

Pip co-convenes the IIML's CREW 254 Short Fiction Workshop | He Kōrero Paki with William Brandt.


Pip Adam gained an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction from Victoria University in 2007, and a PhD in 2012. Her work has appeared in publications in Aotearoa and overseas including Sport, Turbine, Hue & Cry, Landfall, Metro, JAAM, Pantograph Punch, Five Dials and Van voor af aan. She has written for publications produced in conjunction with exhibitions at Wellington City Gallery and her reviews have appeared in the New Zealand Listener, New Zealand Books and on Radio New Zealand.

Her first collection of short stories Everything We Hoped For was published by Victoria University Press in 2010 and won the 2011 NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction. In 2012 and she was an Arts Foundation New Generation Award recipient.

Her PhD project explored how engineers describe the built environment. Her first novel I'm Working on a Building was published by VUP in 2013.

Pip co-convened the MA in Creative Writing at the IIML with Chris Price in the first half of 2016. She has taught fiction and creative non-fiction at Massey University and has acted as an external reader for Victoria University and Auckland University’s MA programmes. She has also acted as a mentor for the Whitireia Diploma in Creative writing. As a member of the Write Where You Are Collective, alongside William Brandt, Rajraborti and Gigi Fenster, she teaches at Arohata and Rimutaka Prisons. The Collective members received Corrections Volunteer Awards in 2016 and a Highly Commended Citation in the 2017 Arts Access Corrections Community Awards.

Pip makes the Better off Read podcast, in which she talks with authors about writing and reading.

Her most recent novel, The New Animals (VUP, 2017), won the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

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Course information

Read more about CREW 254 Short Fiction | He Kōrero Paki, including timetable and fee information and a downloadable course flier.