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Audition: Our March eBook Club pick!

eBook Club pick: Audition by Pip Adam

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Welcome to the WCL eBook Club, where each month we highlight a popular eBook in our digital collection and give access to an unlimited number of downloads on Libby. That means no waiting in long reserves queues – you’ll get instant access to our monthly popular pick!

From 1 to 14 March our eBook Club title is the publishing sensation everyone is talking about – Audition by Wellington’s very own Pip Adam.

Author image by Victoria Birkinshaw

Pip Adam is the author of four novels: AuditionNothing to See, which was shortlisted for the Acorn Prize for Fiction, The New Animals, which won the Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction, and I’m Working on a Building. Her short story collection Everything We Hoped For won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction.

Audition is the title of her latest novel, and it is also the name of the spaceship in the book.
Audition is hurtling through space towards the event horizon, and squashed immobile into its rooms are three giants. If they talk, the spaceship keeps moving; if they are silent, they resume growing. As they talk, they might be recovering their shared memory of what has been done to their incarcerated former selves, or are they constructing those selves from memory-scripts that have been implanted in them?

Audition confirms Pip Adam’s position as one of our finest contemporary world class writers. All of Pip’s work is bold, daring, unexpected, exceptional and sometimes challenging. Audition defies categorisation, it is part science fiction and part social realism, but there is a whole lot more going on in it.

Pip also works at Wellington Access Radio, an access radio station which makes radio by, for and about communities not usually heard in mainstream media. She also makes the Better off Read podcast.

And to give you a taster of the thought-provoking delights in this landmark novel below is an interview with Pip, courtesy of RadioActive.FM, from their weekly arts and entertainment show Caffeine and Aspirin, conducted by Wellington City Libraries’ Neil Johnstone.

So why not join us in reading this much anticipated novel on the Libby app, as we offer unlimited downloads in March of the fabulous Audition by Pip Adam.

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