Pip Smith

Pip Smith

Biography

Pip Smith is a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of 2018 for her debut novel Half Wild (A&U, 2017). Her poetry collection, Too Close for Comfort (SUP, 2013), won the inaugural Helen Ann Bell Award, and her first children’s picture book, Theodore the Unsure, is currently out through Scholastic. 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 has been a co-director of the National Young Writers’ Festival, and plays in Sydney-based garage-punk band Imperial Broads.