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 and The Wasp and the Orchid which was shortlisted for the National BIography Award in 2018. She has also written books on Australian palaeontology, killer whales, bushfires and museums as well as publishing essays and academic papers.
Her latest book, In Search of the Woman who Sailed the World, was published in October 2020 by Picador Australia.
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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Jeanne Barret sets sail

Despite COVID delays, my new book on the first woman to circumnavigate the globe has finally been launched in Australia. In Search of the Woman who Sailed the World proved to be a challenging book to write from navigating 18th century handwritten French archives to reconstructing the past in locations like Mauritius, Burgundy, New Guinea and Pacific Islands.
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“It was Bacon who proposed the use of observation over speculation, hypothesis testing rather than logic, writing articles not books, detail not generality, constant replication, critical questioning and the public sharing of knowledge – and the notion that anyone could make such contributions, that anyone could be such an analytical observer, could adopt this ‘scientific’ way of thinking. Not just a model for beautiful gardens then, but the very model for a modern naturalist and nature writer.”
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