Iris and Me won the Young Adult Fiction Award in the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, with judges describing it as an inventive and original novel written in verse. They also praised the unique narrative voice, which illuminates the life of Robin Hyde, one of Aotearoa’s most significant writers. The book was also the runner-up for the 2022 NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize.
Meet the Kiwi author
Philippa Werry is a Wellington writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays. Her books include award finalists Anzac Day, The Telegram and This Is Where I Stand.