with Charlotte Wood / chaired by Kerryn Goldsworthy
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The Natural Way of Things was a literary sensation and garnered its author accolades and awards. Charlotte Wood’s new novel, The Weekend, is equally impressive. A study in female friendship, loss and the challenges of ageing, the story unfolds over a Christmas weekend, as three old friends meet to sort through the house of the recently deceased fourth in their quartet. Full of sharp characterisations, keen observations and dry, sly humour, The Weekend is an absorbing, satisfying exploration of growing up and growing old.
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Charlotte Wood is the author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. Her bestselling novel, The Natural Way of Things, won the 2016 Stella Prize, the Indie Book of the Year and Indie Book Award for Fiction, was joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction, and was published throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and North America. She has been twice shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, as well as many others for this and previous works. Her latest novel is The Weekend.
Kerryn Goldsworthy is an Adelaide writer and critic. She won the Pascall Prize for Cultural Criticism in 2013, and the 2017 Horne Prize for her essay The Limit of the World. She is the author of Adelaide, in New South Publishing’s Cities series.