Danielle Wood





Danielle Wood

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born
Hobart, Australia
gender
female


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Danielle Wood was born in Hobart in 1972. Danielle has an arts degree from the University of Tasmania, and a PhD from Edith Cowan University. She has worked as a journalist, as a producer with ABC Radio, and as a media officer for Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service. Her first novel, The Alphabet of Light and Dark won the 2002 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award, was the winner of the 2004 Dobbie Literary Award, commended in 2004 in the FAW Christina Stead Award for Fiction, shortlisted for the 2004 Commonwealth Writer's Prize in the Best First Book category for the SE Asia and South Pacific Region, and nominated for the 2005 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Her latest novel, Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls was published by Allen
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Average rating: 3.61 · 592 ratings · 132 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Rosie Little's Cautionary T...
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Mothers Grimm
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The Alphabet of Light and Dark
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Housewife Superstar: The ve...
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Secure the Shadown / How to...
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A Week without Tuesday
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Deep South: Stories from Ta...
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“Get on a bus full of old people and you’ll understand what I mean. It’s easy to pick the woman who’s spent her life indulging herself in moral indignation, tightening her lips against mothers who are too young, mothers who are too old, young men with dangerous-looking haircuts, and Winifred Martin going off with May Charleston’s husband, and at their age, honestly. Yes, you’ll be able to pick her in a trice, since she’ll be the one with the cat's arse where her mouth ought to be.”
Danielle Wood, Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls

“It’s said that sport is the civilised society’s substitute for war, and also that the games we play as children are designed to prepare us for the realities of adult life. Certainly it’s true that my brother thrived in the capitalist kindergarten of the Monopoly board, developing a set of ruthless strategies whose success is reflected in his bank balance even to this day. I, on the other hand, can still be undone by the kind of ridiculous sentimentality that would see me sacrifice anything, anything, in order to have the three matching red-headed cards of Fleet Street, Trafalgar Square and The Strand sitting tidily together on my side of the board.”
Danielle Wood, Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls

“Bringing a pot plant to the office, I believe, is a sign of quite serious commitment.”
Danielle Wood, Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls

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