Charlotte Wood (born 1965) is an Australian novelist.
Wood was born in Cooma, New South Wales. She is the author of five novels - Pieces of a Girl (1999), The Submerged Cathedral (2004), The Children (2007), Animal People (2011), and "The Natural Way of Things" (forthcoming October 2015). She has also written a collection of short personal reflections on cooking, Love & Hunger (2012). She was also editor of the anthology of writing about siblings, Brothers & Sisters (2009).
Her books have been critically well received and frequently short-listed for prizes. Animal People was longlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award. She has a background in journalism and has also taught writing at a variety of levels.
In 2014 she was appointed Chair of Arts Practice, Literature, at the Australia Council for the Arts. This is a three-year appointment.
She currently lives in Sydney. She is working on a PhD thesis on creativity; previous degrees are a Master of Creative Arts from UTS and a BA from Charles Sturt University. Charlotte Wood also writes an occasional blog at http://www.howtoshuckanoyster.com.
Awards and honors
- 2013 Christina Stead Prize , shortlisted, "Animal People"
- 2013 People's Choice Award, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, winner, "Animal People"
- 2012 Miles Franklin Award, longlisted, Animal People
- 2012 Kibble Prize , shortlisted, Animal People
- 2007 Australian Book Industry Awards, literary fiction, shortlisted, The Children
- 2005 Miles Franklin Award, shortlisted, The Submerged Cathedral
- 2005 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Asia Pacific region, shortlisted, The Submerged Cathedral
- 1999 Jim Hamilton Prize, winner, Pieces of a Girl
- Pieces of a Girl (1999)
- The Submerged Cathedral (2004)
- The Children (2007)
- Brothers & Sisters (editor) (2009) - stories by 12 Australian writers including Nam Le, Christos Tsiolkas, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Cate Kennedy and others.
- Animal People ( October 2011)
- First Tuesday Book Club
- ABC Radio National - Life Matters
- ABC Radio National - The Book Show
- Readings Booksellers Website
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