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Charlotte Wood in conversation on women, violence and survival

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Charlotte Wood in conversation on women, violence and survival

Charlotte Wood, author of The Natural Way of Things, is in conversation tonight at UNSW about how women endure almost intolerable situations to renew themselves.

Recently shortlisted for the Stella Prize, UNSW doctoral graduate Charlotte Wood will talk to ABC interviewer Michaela Kalowski about how women survive violence in their lives.

In a free session presented by UNSWriting, Wood joins author of Hopscotch, Jane Messer, in a conversation about how women endure almost intolerable situations but somehow continue to invest in friendships and their families.

Wood’s novel The Natural Way of Things has been included on the shortlist for the 2016 $50,000 Stella Prize for Australian women’s writing.

The novel is a dystopian tale about 10 women imprisoned and forced into hard labour on a remote property after each of them was involved in a public sex scandal.

Wood has been described as one of Australia’s most original and provocative writers. She won the 2013 People’s Choice medal at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards with Animal People, which was also shortlisted for the Christina Stead prize and longlisted for the Miles Franklin.

The Stella Prize celebrates Australian women’s contribution to literature. This year, writers who made it to the shortlist will each receive prize money of $2000, and a three week residency at the Stella Grass Trees Writing Retreat in Point Addis in Victoria.

source : University of New South Wales

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