The Writer's Room

Charlotte Wood
AUD $32.99
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A brilliant resource for established and beginning writers and for passionate readers everywhere from a range of acclaimed and much-loved writers, lovingly compiled by the brilliant and insightful Charlotte Wood.

Charlotte Wood's online journal The Writer's Room has become essential reading for writers at all stages of their careers, and also pure reading pleasure for booklovers everywhere. Charlotte's interviews with a wide range of well-known writers range in topic from the subject matter of the writers' work to quite intricate - and intimate - revelations about the ways in which they work. Charlotte's subjects are frank about the failures and successes, the struggles and triumphs of the writing life, and extremely generous in their revelations. A must-read for writers and readers.

'For writers, an indispensable resource; for readers, a pure pleasure.' - Geordie Williamson, chief literary critic, The Australian

'It's The Paris Review for Australians - how lucky we are to have it.' - Tegan Bennett Daylight, literary critic; author Six Bedrooms, Safety, What Falls Away

'These interviews have consistently provided me with the the best descriptions of a writer's craft I could hope to find. Invaluable.' - Sophie Cunningham, author Bird and Geography

'Lets its readers eavesdrop on the best of conversations - erudite, interesting, always inspirational.' - Ashley Hay, author The Railwayman's Wife

'Interviews of grit and stamina - real talk between two adult writers about the hard yards of writing. There's never an issue that doesn't provide an insight worth bottling.' - Ailsa Piper, author Sinning Across Spain

Author bio:

The Australian newspaper has described Charlotte Wood as 'one of our most original and provocative writers'. She is the author of five novels and a book of non- fiction. Her latest novel, The Natural Way of Things, won the 2016 Indie Book of the Year and Indie Fiction Book of the Year prizes as well as the Stella Prize and has been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Miles Franklin Award. It will be published in the UK and North America in 2016. Charlotte was also editor of the short story anthology Brothers and Sisters, and for three years edited The Writer's Room Interviews magazine. Her work has been shortlisted for various prizes including the Christina Stead, Kibble and Miles Franklin Awards. Two novels - The Children and The Natural Way of Things - have been optioned for feature films.

Category: Writing & Language
ISBN: 9781760293345
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: August 2016
Page Extent: 448
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Creative writing & creative writing guides

Author interview

'The writer's epiphany' - Charlotte Wood on what she learned from interviewing fellow writers about their craft

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