The Animals in That Country
slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Join host Pip Adam as she delves into the stories that brought The Animals in That Country to the page. Award-winning author Laura Jean McKay shares insights into her rigorous research practice and how she came to write this remarkable novel.
Laura Jean McKay in conversation with Pip Adam
Laura Jean McKay
Laura Jean McKay is the author of The Animals in That Country (Scribe 2020) — winner of The Arthur C. Clarke Award, The Victorian Prize for Literature, the ABIA Small Publishers Adult Book of the Year and co-winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Laura is also the author of Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc., 2013). Her forthcoming collection is Gunflower (Scribe, 2023).
Pip Adam is the author of four books: a collection of short stories Everything We Hoped For (Te Herenga Waka University Press, 2010), and the novels Nothing to See (Giramondo 2021), The New Animals (Te Herenga Waka University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Acorn and I'm Working on a Building (Te Herenga Waka University Press, 2013). Pip makes the podcast Better off Read (https://betterreadnz.wordpress.com/)