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The Difficult Patient: Pip Adam and Lina Meruane

Thursday 21 October / 8pm (BST) / 3pm (EST) / 8am (NZST) / Online

 

Among the fiction presented in THE WHITE REVIEW No. 31 is ‘Deeper’ by Lina Meruane, a darkly erotic tale of a woman who refuses to have a wound stitched up by surgeons and instead finds other uses for it, and ‘Ghost Story’ and ‘Audition’, a pair of absurd and disquieting stories by Pip Adam, in which a growth hormone is causing some people to grow larger and stronger, provoking fear and mistrust among the medical establishment. The two writers will discuss their stories, and experiences of writing ‘difficult patients’, with TWR editor Rosanna Mclaughlin.

 

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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 in 2011. Pip’s work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies in New Zealand and overseas. She is the current Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2021 at Te Herenga Waka – International Institute of Modern Letters. Pip makes the Better off Read podcast where she talks with authors about writing and reading.

 

LINA MERUANE is an award-winning Chilean writer and scholar. She has published two collections of short stories and five novels. Translated by Megan McDowell into English are her latest: Seeing Red (Deep Vellum and Atlantic) and Nervous System (Graywolf and Atlantic). Meruane has written several non-fiction books, among which is her essay on the impact and representation of the AIDS epidemic in Latin American literature, Viral Voyages (Palgrave MacMillan). She received the prestigious Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Novel Prize (Mexico 2012), the Anna Seghers Prize (Germany, 2011), as well as grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a DAAD Writer in Residence in Berlin, among others. She currently teaches Global Cultures and Creative Writing at New York University.

 

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