Danielle Wood

Danielle Wood was born in Hobart in 1972. She has an arts degree from the University of Tasmania, and a PhD from Edith Cowan University. Danielle has worked as a journalist, as a producer with ABC Radio, and as a media officer for Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service.

Her first novel, The Alphabet of Light and Dark won the 2002 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award, was the winner of the 2004 Dobbie Literary Award, commended in 2004 in the FAW Christina Stead Award for Fiction, shortlisted for the 2004 Commonwealth Writer's Prize in the Best First Book category for the SE Asia and South Pacific Region, and nominated for the 2005 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Danielle Wood was winner of the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award in 2007.

Danielle is currently teaching creative writing at the University of Tasmania.

Books by Danielle Wood

Mothers Grimm

Published: August 2014

A sly, cheeky and blackly comic novel about mothering, heartache, heartbreak, desire, love and death, bringing the mothers of the Brothers Grimm into the here and now.

Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls

Published: October 2006

A charming and thoroughly modern-day Scheherazade, Rosie shares with us her piquant and utterly engaging views on life and love, marriage and mating, desire and destiny as she tackles the sometimes thorny business of making her way through life.

The Alphabet of Light and Dark

Published: August 2003

Melding personal, family and colonial history, Wood's evocative and lyrical prose explores the past and place, searching and belonging, love, loss and grief. The Alphabet of Light and Dark is more than an historical novel; it's a novel about history.

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