Winner of the 2016 Stella Prize 

The Natural Way of Things – Charlotte Wood

Fiction · Allen & Unwin

Charlotte Wood The Natural Way of Things

About the book

“This novel, which uses some of the motifs of fairy tales, reminds us that fairy tales can be culturally potent and troubling, and the best and strangest of them have thought-provoking conclusions”

– 2016 Stella Prize Judges

Charlotte Wood

About the author

Charlotte Wood is the author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. Her new novel is The Weekend, published in Australia in 2019, the US and UK in 2020.

Her previous novel, The Natural Way of Things, won the 2016 Stella Prize, the 2016 Indie Book of the Year and Novel of the Year, was joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction and was the University of Canberra Book of the Year for 2019.

Her non-fiction works include The Writer’s Room, a collection of interviews with authors about the creative process, and Love & Hunger, a book about cooking. Her features and essays have appeared in The New York TimesThe GuardianLiterary HubThe 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.

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