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Josie Shapiro

Josie Shapiro's bestselling debut novel 'Everything is Beautiful and Everything Hurts' won the inaugural Allen & Unwin Fiction Prize. She was awarded the Sargeson Fellowship for 2024, and her short fiction has been published widely, including takahē, Newsroom, and the New Zealand Listener.

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Everything is Beautiful and Everything Hurts

Winner of the Allen & Unwin Fiction Prize 2022. Mickey Bloom: five foot tall, dyslexic, and bullied at school. Mickey knows she's nothing special. Until one day, she discovers running. Mickey's new-found talent makes her realise she's everything she thought she wasn't – powerful, strong and special. But her success…
Josie Shapiro
May 10, 2024
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Daughter, Seal

The year my parents died I married Nils Fisker, a big man with shoulders wide, arms strong from a life at sea, hair a sandy blonde. I lost Mama to a wintertime infection and Father didn't return from the winter journey to the ocean beyond the ice. He was sailing…
Josie Shapiro
November 7, 2018