Charlotte Wood is the author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. Her latest novel is the international bestseller The Weekend, which was the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2020 and shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the ALS Gold Medal and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.
Her previous novel, The Natural Way of Things, won the 2016 Stella Prize, the Indie Book of the Year and Novel of the Year, and was joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction. Her non-fiction work includes The Luminous Solution (forthcoming 2021), an exploration of creativity, resilience and the inner life; The Writer’s Room, a collection of interviews with authors; and Love & Hunger, a memoir about cooking. Her features and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Literary Hub, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Saturday Paper among other publications.
In 2019 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant services to literature and was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.
She has an occasional podcast, The Writer's Room with Charlotte Wood, in which she interviews authors, critics and other artists about the creative process.
Charlotte lives in Sydney with her husband.