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Amy McDaid

AmyMcDaid is a New Zealand writer of European and Rarotongan descent. She holds a Master of Creative Writing from the University of Auckland and won the Sir James Wallace Prize for Fake Baby. Amy has contributed to Three Lamps Journal, The Spinoff, and MiNDFOOD magazine and works in Auckland’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

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Fake Baby

Longisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2021. Fake Baby is a tender and funny exploration of the power of words, our perception of resilience and what it means to be real. Nine Days. One City. Three Oddballs. Stephen’s dead father is threatening to destroy the world.…
Amy McDaid
May 9, 2024
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Excerpt from Fake Baby

Jaanvi Gilfillan needed to go to the supermarket. The fridge was empty in a western-world kind of way, the freezer overloaded with six- month-old breast milk in thin plastic bags, and the pantry contained only staples that couldn’t quite make a meal: flour, cumin, some weevil-ridden oats and a torn…
Amy McDaid
February 21, 2021