Pippa Goldschmidt published by Freight Books
New Writers Awardee Pippa Goldschmidt has been published by Freight Books
Her debut novel, 'The Falling Sky' blends blends 'black comedy, heart-breaking tragedy and fascinatingly accessible science.'
The novel tells the story of Jeanette, a young, solitary post-doctoral researcher who has dedicated her life to studying astronomy. Struggling to compete in a prestigious university department dominated by egos and incompetents, and caught in a cycle of brief and unsatisfying affairs, she travels to a mountain-top observatory in Chile to focus on her research. There Jeanette stumbles upon evidence that will challenge the fundamentals of the universe, drawing her into conflict with her colleagues and the scientific establishment, but also casting her back to the tragic loss that defined her childhood.
The novel was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize 2012 and judge Stephen Fry commented that it is: 'A delicate and fascinating study of a life in which intellect and external microscopic and cosmic fields interact.'
The book will be launched at Looking Glass Books in Edinburgh on Wednesday 24 April. More details here