Charlotte Wood Profile

Charlotte Wood was shortlisted for the 2005 Miles Franklin award for her second novel, The Submerged Cathedral. Her third, The Children, has just been published and she is interviewed in "the Age" by Jane Sullivan:

For a long time she thought she could not be a writer because she didn't have a story to tell: "The idea you could actually discover what to say by doing it was so liberating for me." So she began "writing properly" in her late 20s, supporting herself with journalism and other jobs.

"I feel the life I have now is the life I've always wanted. It kind of amazes me I have got it. I can write, and I'm allowed to keep doing it." Writing a novel, she once said, is "about stepping inside that moment when your voice goes wobbly and you don't know why, and you don't want to know why, because it scares you".

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