From July to October each year, the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme, runs a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers active in Wellington and further afield. All in all, a lively and stimulating way to begin the week – and it’s free!
The Australian has described Charlotte Wood as one of the country’s ‘most original and provocative writers.’ She is the author of five novels and two books of non-fiction. Her latest novel, The Natural Way of Things, won the 2016 Stella Prize, the 2016 Indie Book of the Year and Novel of the Year, and was joint winner of the Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction. It has been published in Britain and the US as well as many countries in Europe.
In 2016 Charlotte was named the Charles Perkins Centre's inaugural Writer in Residence at the University of Sydney. Charlotte is joined in conversation by novelist and convenor of the IIML MA fiction workshop, Emily Perkins to discuss just what fiction can do in these troubling times, and what it is to write into the world from Australasia.