Winner of the International First Pages Prize 2020. Introducing a new voice in mainstream fiction. A captivating novel of two women fighting to overcome adversity. A novel that transports the reader from Yugoslavia to New Zealand and back again. Comprehensive publicity campaign by Lighthouse PR.
Pip McKay's travels through the former Yugoslavia informed The Telling Time, however the connections she forged within the local Croatian community while researching stories of New Zealand's Croatian immigrants, have been inspirational. Pip holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland (2017) and in 2018, was awarded a Creative New Zealand/NZSA Complete Manuscript Assessment award for the manuscript. The novel's opening is the winner of 2020 First Pages Prize, judged by an international panel and Sebastian Faulks, OBE. Pip lives in Epsom, Auckland.
A vivid, engrossing family story that crosses oceans and eras, exploring the price two women pay when new and old worlds collide - Dr Paula Morris, MNZM, author of award-winning novel, Rangitira.