22 May 2018

Pip Adam on the "monstrous feminine" in literature

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:09 pm on 22 May 2018

We're honoured to have our regular book critic, Pip Adam in,  because she won the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her 2017 novel The New Animals. So in honour of that we are giving the book away as our Short Story Club prize this week (see above).

Today Pip is talking about the 'monstrous feminine' - an idea that challenges the idea of women as victims, and shares some books that feature monstrous women characters:

Ponti by Sharlene Teo

Apple and Knife by Intan Paramaditha

Her body and other parties by Maria Carmen Machado

Tess by Kirsten McDougall

Baby by Annaleese Jochems

Pip Adam

Pip Adam Photo: Victoria Birkinshaw