Pip Smith is a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of 2018. Her debut novel Half Wild (A&U, 2017) was shortlisted for the 2018 Voss Literary Award, and her first poetry collection, Too Close for Comfort (SUP, 2013), won the inaugural Helen Ann Bell Award. Pip ran the monthly writing event Penguin Plays Rough, for which she published and edited the multimedia anthology, The Penguin Plays Rough Book of Short Stories (2011). She was a Faber Academy Writing a Novel scholarship recipient, has been a co-director of the National Young Writers’ Festival, and holds a doctorate in creative arts from Western Sydney University.
Pip will appear at our 2019 conference.