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Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things optioned for film

Australian author Charlotte Wood should be mighty pleased with herself. Her most recent book, The Natural Way of Things, was this month shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, is the front-runner for the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award and has now been optioned for a film by producers Katia Nizic and Emma Dockery. Released last year, the book opens with two women awakeni... Read more

by | February 9, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (Review by John Purcell)

Charlotte Wood’s latest novel, The Natural Way of Things, seethes with an anger the source of which doesn’t seem to be the text itself. Speaking with her, she does admit on reading an early draft to being surprised at discovering this underlying anger in her novel. Charlotte’s last novel, Animal People, sought out the smoothed over hypocrisy of modern life. The sound of muffle... Read more

by | September 22, 2015

Countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist: 50-41 as voted by you

Booktopia would like to give a massive thanks again to everyone who has voted in to decide who is Australia’s Favourite Novelist. Without you we wouldn’t be able to have this celebration of outstanding Aussie Writers. The votes have been counted and we have our top 50, and it’s a wonderful list full of surprises. It reflects the diversity and vibrancy of Australian Literature ... Read more

by | January 21, 2013

Award-winning author Charlotte Wood reveals her Five Favourite Australian Authors

Award-winning author Charlotte Wood author of The Children, Animal People, Love and Hunger and many more reveals her Five Favourite Australian Authors                                                    ————————————————— I hate picking favourites; mine change all the time. But here are Five Aust... Read more

by | January 16, 2013

SHORT REVIEW: Love and Hunger: Thoughts on the Gift of Food By Charlotte Wood (Review by John Purcell)

I have just finished Charlotte Wood’s Love and Hunger and urge everyone to read it, especially those who must cook every night and resent it, or avoids cooking when they can because they consider it a chore. This book has the power to reignite a passion for life, friendship, food and the everyday. Part memoir and part recipe book, Love and Hunger can be read cover to cover, as I did, just... Read more

by | April 9, 2012

The Miles Franklin Literature Award Longlist 2012

From where I sit the 2012 Miles Franklin Literature Award longlist seems right. The names I expected to see are listed, Elliot Perlman, Kate Grenville, Gail Jones, Alex Miller, as are some of the names I hoped to see, Charlotte Wood, Charlotte Wood and Charlotte Wood. There are a few disastrous exclusions,  though. The Life by Malcolm Knox, for one. Kylie Ladd’s Last Summer, is another. A... Read more

by | March 28, 2012