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.
Danielle is currently teaching creative writing at the University of Tasmania.
Her first novel, The Alphabet of Light and Dark won the 2002 The Australian/Vogel 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.