Need a recommendation for more great books by Australian women? Well the shortlists for the Kibble and Dobbie awards have just been announced. The Kibble Literary Award ($30,000) recognises the work of an established Australian female writer, and the Dobbie Award ($5000) is for the first published work of an Australian female writer. The shortlists … Continue reading Shortlist for Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards announced
I've attended the Sydney Writers' Festival as 'media' before but this year I'll get to chat with some great authors on stage. I'm chairing three panels in one day, Thursday 17 May. If you see me that night, don't be surprised if I'm drunk or asleep in the corner of the hotel bar. Two of … Continue reading Sydney Writers’ Festival 2012: tickets on sale
I reviewed Charlotte Wood's new novel Animal People for the Age and it looks like it has already found its way online, on the SMH website (not sure if it was in their print version as well). It is definitely one of the best Australian books I've read this year, and I do encourage you to … Continue reading Review of Animal People by Charlotte Wood in the Age today
Charlotte Wood, author of The Children says... My writing room is a small room above a shed separate from our house in Marrickville, Sydney (I'm told the shed bit downstairs was once a stable; all I can say is that it must have been a very tiny horse). You can see the iron stair rail … Continue reading Charlotte Wood's Literary Space
I came across this wonderful story by Charlotte Wood on her website, after reading The Children, called 'Honeymoon' And winner of the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Novice Writers Award - Joseph Ryan's 'Stranger Than Beautiful'
9781741753356, Allen & Unwin, 2007 The perfect book for me is one that is about the extraordinariness of everyday life - the things that human beings acknowledge, and the things they deny; the amazement, comfort and simultaneous hurt in personal relationships; the wealth beneath the surface, but also the necessity of surfaces. Charlotte Wood looks … Continue reading The Children by Charlotte Wood