ANNE SUMMERS REPORTS: Caroline Baum interviewed me about
The Natural Way of Things here.
ADELAIDE: Thursday 24 September, Matilda Bookshop - bookings here.
BLUE MOUNTAINS: Saturday 26 September, Varuna - in conversation with Tegan Bennett Daylight about SIX BEDROOMS.
HOBART: 1 October, Fullers Bookshop - in conversation with Heather Rose
BATHURST: 6 October, Books Plus
BEECROFT: 13 October, The Children's Bookshop
GLEBE: 14 October, Gleebooks - in conversation with Georgia Blain
NORTH SYDNEY: 15 October, Stanton Library - in conversation with Tegan Bennett Daylight
ASHFIELD: 17 October, Ashfield Library - in conversation with Walter Mason
BRISBANE: 22 October, Avid Reader - in conversation with Kristina Olsson
MONA VALE: 27 October, Berkelouw Books
MELBOURNE: 28 October, Readings Hawthorn
MELBOURNE: 29 October, Book Bonding Essendon
WRITERS IN CONVERSATION: I'm interviewed here about The Writer's Room Interviews by Gillian Dooley for Writers in Conversation, an international open access journal.
UK PUBLICATION: The Natural Way of Things will be published in the United Kingdom in March 2016 by Allen & Unwin, UK.
SHIRLEY HAZZARD'S THE TRANSIT OF VENUS: An edited version of my Sydney Ideas lecture is now online here at the Sydney Review of Books.
VIRTUAL WRITER'S GROUP: I am joining A Mind of One's Own's Alison Manning and the Australian Society of Authors to run a six-month online writing group. Details here.
WORDS ON THE STAGE: The art of chairing & hosting literary events - a short & useful guide
THE NATURAL WAY
‘You won’t read another book like it this year. Or ever.’
- Tegan Bennett Daylight, author of Six Bedrooms
'Like the young heroines of this novel, Charlotte Wood has become a hunter-gatherer, going into risky, frightening and sometimes horrific terrain, turning a little bit feral, to return with a work of art that is full of power and anger and raw earthy treasure ... a brave, brilliant book. I would defy anyone to read it and not come out a changed person.'
- Malcolm Knox, author of The Wonder Lover
‘A fully imagined dystopian parable, vivid, insightful, the voices of young women echoing through the gum trees...’
- Joan London, author of The Golden Age
‘Terrifying, remarkable and utterly unforgettable.’
- Clementine Ford
‘As allegory, as a novel, as vision and as art it is stunning.’
- Christos Tsiolkas, author of Barracuda
‘A stunning exploration of ambiguities – of power, of morality, of judgment.’
- Ashley Hay, author of The Railwayman’s Wife
Published September 23 2015. For details click here.