Danielle Clode

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Danielle is the author of several narrative non-fiction books including Voyages to the South Seas, which won the Victorian Premier's Literary Prize for nonfiction in 2007. She has also written books on Australian palaeontology, killer whales, bushfires and museums as well as publishing essays and academic papers.

Danielle grew up on a boat and studied zoology at university, giving her an abiding interest in natural history and the sea, which is apparent in all her writing.

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Danielle Clode I'm currently working on two book manuscripts. The first is an illustrated children's book on Australian fossils. Because palaeoart is so specialised,…moreI'm currently working on two book manuscripts. The first is an illustrated children's book on Australian fossils. Because palaeoart is so specialised, the text needs to be written around the images that are available. Since I normally write adult non-fiction, writing for children is a great challenge that I really enjoy - especially in a topic like palaeontology which has such a specialised terminology and often very knowledgeable young readers. Museum Victoria will publish this book in early 2018.
The second book is The Wasp and the Orchid, which is the story of Edith Coleman, a little known Australian nature writer and naturalist. She was quite famous in her lifetime but has been largely forgotten now. This book will be published by Picador in April/May 2018.(less)
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New book - The Woman who Sailed the World

The first woman to circumnavigate the globe was a French peasant woman from Burgundy, who dressed as a man, signed up as the botanist's assistant and sailed on Bougainville's voyage of discovery in 1767. How did an impoverished young woman from the lowest strata of French society achieve such an adventurous life? Little is known about who Jeanne really was and a lot of myths have developed around Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 23, 2019 22:27 Tags: age-of-sail, french-history, historical-nonfiction, memoir, natural-history, women-in-science

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