Everything We Hoped For is an unusually strong first book, 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.
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, Lumiere Reader, Hue & Cry and Blackmail Press.
Winner of New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Awards: Hubert Church Award for Fiction 2011.