Pip Adam

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Pip Adam
BornChristchurch, New Zealand
OccupationAuthor and tutor
Alma materVictoria University of Wellington
Notable worksEverything We Hoped For, I’m Working On A Building, The New Animals, Nothing To See
Notable awardsNZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction, New Generation Award, Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize

Pip Adam is a novelist, short story writer, and reviewer from New Zealand.


Adam was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. She attended the New Zealand Film and Television School in Christchurch before moving to Dunedin. Adam has an MA in Library and Information Studies[1] and an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University of Wellington. In 2012 she completed her PhD, also from Victoria University.[2]

Adam lives with her partner, Brent McIntyre, and their son, Bo Adam, in Wellington.[1]


  • Everything We Hoped For (2010) – short story collection
  • I'm Working On A Building (2013) – novel [2]
  • The New Animals (2017) – novel [3]
  • Nothing To See (2020) – novel

Adam has been published in a number of literary journals including Overland (2015),[4] takahē (2014),[5] Fire Dials (2014),[6] Sport (2008–2014),[7] Landfall (2009, 2010), and Hue & Cry (2007–2013).[2]

Adam is a book reviewer on Jesse Mulligan's show broadcast on Radio New Zealand.[8] She also hosts the Better off Read podcast.[9]

The photographer Ann Shelton used writing by Adam in her 2015 installation House Work: a project about a house.[10][11]

Adam has taught creative writing at Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University[1][12] and at Whitirea New Zealand. With the Write Where You Are collective, she has taught writing at the Arohata Women's Prison.[2]


Everything We Hoped For won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction at the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards.[13]

Adam also received the New Generation Award in the 2012 Macquarie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand[14] and was a runner up in the 2007 Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition.[2]

The New Animals won New Zealand's top fiction prize, the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for 2018[15] and Nothing to See was shortlisted for the same award in 2021.[16]


  1. ^ a b c "Pip Adam". The Arts Foundation. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Pip Adam". Academy of New Zealand Literature. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ Adam, Pip (2017). The New Animals. Victoria University Press. ISBN 9781776561162.
  4. ^ "Pip Adam". Overland literary journal. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  5. ^ "takahē 81 – April 2014". takahē magazine. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Five Dials #32" (PDF). Five Dials. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Pip Adam". Sport. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Book critic Pip Adam". Radio New Zealand. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Better off Read". Better off Read. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  10. ^ "house work". Ann Shelton. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  11. ^ "House Work". Enjoy Gallery. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Pip Adam – Senior Tutor". Massey University. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Past Winners by Author". New Zealand Book Awards Trust. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  14. ^ "2012 Arts Foundation Award recipients announced". Creative New Zealand. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Wellingtonian Pip Adam wins Ockham New Zealand Book Award for The New Animals". Stuff. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2021 shortlists announced". Books+Publishing. 3 March 2021. Retrieved 3 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links[edit]