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Thu, 06 July


Better Read Than Dead

Audition Launch with Pip Adam

Join Pip Adam (NZ) to celebrate the release of her new novel, Audition. Pip will be in conversation with Nick Tapper.

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Audition Launch with Pip Adam
Audition Launch with Pip Adam

Time & Location

06 July 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

A genre-bending new novel from the winner of the Acorn Prize and the author of Nothing to See.

A spaceship called Audition is hurtling through the cosmos. Squashed immobile into its largest room are three giants: Alba, Stanley and Drew. If they talk, the spaceship keeps moving; if they are silent, they resume growing. Talk they must, and as they do, Alba, Stanley and Drew recover their shared memory of what has been done to their former selves – experiences of imprisonment, violence and misrecognition, of disempowerment and underprivilege.

Pip Adam’s uncategorisable new novel, part science fiction, part social realism, asks what happens when systems of power decide someone takes up too much room – about how we imagine new forms of justice, and how we transcend the bodies and selves we are given.

Pip Adam is the author of three novels: Nothing to See (2020), The New Animals (2017), which won the Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction, and I’m Working on a Building (2013); and the short story collection Everything We Hoped For (2010), which won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction. Pip is the station manager at Wellington Access Radio. She makes the Better off Read podcast where she talks with authors about writing and reading. Her new novel, Audition, will be published in July 2023.

Nick Tapper is the associate publisher at Giramondo Publishing.


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