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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Killers In Eden: The True S...

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Prehistoric Giants: The Meg...

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A Future in Flames

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Visiting Mauritius

Mauritius has always fascinated me. It's such a beautiful isolated island in the middle of the Indian Ocean and the fact that it wasn't populated by humans until the 1600s means that the wildlife evolved with few predators. But that isolation also makes the wildlife very vulnerable and Mauritius is synonymous with extinction - as in dead as a Dodo! A few years ago I visited Mauritius to do some... Read more of this blog post »
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