In Conversation with Charlotte Wood & Caroline Baum

Just announced as shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Prize, Charlotte Wood joins good friend and peer Caroline Baum for an intimate conversation about Wood’s award-winning book, The Natural Way of Things.

Charlotte Wood is the author of five novels and a book of non-fiction, is the inaugural Charles Perkins Centre Writer In Residence and editor of The Writer’s Room Interviews magazine. The Australian described her as “one of our finest and most ­­­chameleonic writers”. She will be talking about her award-winning book, The Natural Way of Things, in conversation with Caroline Baum.

Caroline Baum is the Editorial Director of Booktopia. Caroline writes for the Sydney Morning Herald, Qantas inflight magazine, Spirit of Australia, Slow Magazine, and other publications about books, food, travel, the arts, and aspects of contemporary life.

The Natural Way of Things won the 2016 Stella Prize and was the 2016 Indie Book of the Year. It has also been shortlisted for the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Literary Fiction Book of the Year prize and the 2016 Aba Nielsen Bookdata Booksellers Choice Award. It has been shortlisted for the 2016 Miles Franklin Award and longlisted for the 2016 Kibble Award.

Having also recently won the Stella Prize, a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing, Woods is in high demand around the country. Wollongong Writers Festival is proud to announce its push for Wollongong’s place on the national literary map by bringing such key national talent to Illawarra audiences. Caroline Baum is a long-time Thirroul resident, proud to be part of this growth in the Illawarra literary community.

This event is proudly brought to you by Wollongong Writers Festival and UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia.

FREE snacks and non-alcoholic drinks provided.

 Charlotte Wood