A MIND OF ONE'S OWN MELBOURNE WORKSHOP - NOVEMBER
I'm running a 2-day workshop with the brilliant Alison Manning - I couldn't have written my new book without the skills Alison taught me, & we'll share them in our first Melbourne workshop together on Nov 28-29. Click here for all the details.
THE WRITER'S ROOM INTERVIEWS
October issue out now featuring acclaimed YA novelist, Fiona Wood.
2SER RADIO: With Andrew Pople on Final Draft
ZED BOOK CLUB: With Sky Kirkham on 4ZZZ
THE BOOK CLUB ABC TV: Panel discussion of The Natural Way of Things - watch online
THE SATURDAY PAPER: Profile by Sarah Price
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD / THE AGE: Kerryn Goldsworthy's review.
SYDNEY REVIEW OF BOOKS: Rosemary Sorensen's incisive, rigorous review of The Natural Way of Things.
THE SATURDAY PAPER: The Natural Way of Things reviewed here.
SYDNEY ABC RADIO DRIVE: Richard Glover talks to me about The Natural Way of Things
THE AUSTRALIAN: A review by Portia Lindsay
BOOKS & ARTS DAILY: Kate Evans interviewed me for the Radio National program here. A longer version was broadcast on BooksPlus here.
DEVOTED ECLECTIC: Writer Elizabeth Lhuede reviews The Natural Way of Things on her blog.
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: Susan Wyndham interviewed me about The Natural Way of Things
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN: Literary editor Stephen Romei on The Natural Way of Things.
ANNE SUMMERS REPORTS: Caroline Baum interviewed me about
The Natural Way of Things here.
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 June 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.
WORDS ON THE STAGE: The art of chairing & hosting literary events - a short & useful guide
'The Natural Way of Things is a virtuoso performance, plotted deftly through a minefield of potential traps, weighted with allegory yet swift and sure in its narrative advance. As an idea for a novel, it’s rich, and to achieve that idea the writer has been courageous. Her control of this story is masterful.'
- Rosemary Sorensen, The Sydney Review of Books
'This is an extraordinary novel: inspired, powerful, at once coherent and dreamlike ... The Natural Way of Things recalls all the reading you've ever done on the subjects of capture, isolation, incarceration, totalitarianism, misogyny, and the abuse of power. It's thought-provoking in all directions.'
- Kerryn Goldsworthy, The Sydney Morning Herald / The Age
'Riveting ... the kind of book you inhale in a sitting. It leaves you woozy and disoriented, surprised to find yourself in mundane surroundings rather than sweltering in the desert heat'
- The Saturday Paper
'It’s rare to pick up a novel and from the opening pages be not only gripped by the story on the page but also by the keenness of the intelligence and audacity of the imagination at work ... one hell of a novel by one of our most original and provocative writers.'
- Stephen Romei, The Weekend Australian
"A work that will haunt the reader with its poetry and the stark truths buried within Wood’s brilliant exploration of a toxic culture in extremis."
- Portia Lindsay, The Australian
"A unique and hypnotising work ... an unforgettable story. Wood is a gifted and inventive writer whose characters shock and surprise. Five stars."
- Anastasia Gonis, Good Reading magazine
‘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
For details click here.