Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood is the author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. Her latest novel is the international bestseller The Weekend, which was the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2020 and shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the ALS Gold Medal and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

Her previous novel, The Natural Way of Things, won the 2016 Stella Prize, the Indie Book of the Year and Novel of the Year, and was joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction. Her non-fiction work includes The Luminous Solution (forthcoming 2021), an exploration of creativity, resilience and the inner life; The Writer’s Room, a collection of interviews with authors; and Love & Hunger, a memoir about cooking. Her features and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Literary Hub, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Saturday Paper among other publications.

In 2019 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant services to literature and was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.

She has an occasional podcast, The Writer's Room with Charlotte Wood, in which she interviews authors, critics and other artists about the creative process.

Charlotte lives in Sydney with her husband.

Books by Charlotte Wood

The Writer's Room

Published: July 2016

A brilliant resource for established and beginning writers and for passionate readers everywhere from a range of acclaimed and much-loved writers, lovingly compiled by the brilliant and insightful Charlotte Wood.

Animal People

Published: October 2012

The hilarious, tender and heartbreaking story of a watershed day in the life of Stephen - aimless, unhappy and unfulfilled, this stiflingly hot December day is the day he has decided to dump his girlfriend. A sharply observed, 24-hour urban love story.

Love and Hunger

Published: May 2012

The award-winning author of The Children and Animal People, explores the solitary and shared pleasures of cooking and eating in an ode to good food, prepared and presented with minimum fuss and maximum love.

Brothers and Sisters

Published: October 2011

Love, envy, resentment, regret, tenderness - established, bestselling and award-winning writers explore the tensions, alliances and affections between siblings in this dazzling collection of stories with contributions from Robert Drewe, Roger McDonald, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Cate Kennedy and many more.

The Children

Published: September 2008

From one of Australia's finest writers, a novel that exposes the tenacious grip of childhood, the way siblings seem to grow apart but never do, and the price paid for bearing witness to the suffering of others.

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