Charlotte Wood’s latest novel is a deeply personal account of a woman in retreat, in despair, while the world is in crisis. The author tells Beejay Silcox why she has written this novel at this moment.
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Charlotte Wood is the author of 10 books - seven novels and three non-fiction works. She has won the Stella Prize and the Prime Minister's Literary Award, among others, and her features and essays have appeared in The Guardian, New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Monthly, Saturday Paper and others. Her latest novel is Stone Yard Devotional.
Beejay Silcox is a forthright book critic, Artistic Director of the Canberra Writers Festival, and Chair of the 2024 Stella Prize judging panel. She has stories to tell. Beejay was married in Vegas (not by Elvis), escaped from quicksand (more than once), and drove to Timbuktu in a car held together with a bra-strap.