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An ode to Independent Bookshops from Charlotte Wood

We’re hugely proud that Charlotte Wood and her remarkable novel The Natural Way of Things picked up both the Fiction prize and the overall Book of the Year prize at the Australian Indie Bookseller’s Awards and gave a rousing speech about literary awards, and the power of independent bookstores and their incredible staff, which we’re delighted to share here: 

I am so very, very touched by these awards, and so grateful.… Read the rest

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Finishing your novel: are we there yet?

Faber Writing Academy scholarship winner Sarah Price offers advice on writing and finishing your novel from tutor Charlotte Wood.

Is a novel ever finished? How do you know when you’re done?

Every writer and industry professional that came to speak to the Writing a Novel group at Faber Academy reiterated the same thing: your novel needs to be almost perfectly complete before it is ready for submission.… Read the rest

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Five highlights from the 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival

It may be over for another year, but if you want to relive it or missed out on all the fun, we’ve collected some of the key sessions from this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival for your enjoyment – featuring entertainment, controversy and some writing tips, here’s your chance to enjoy our top five highlights.… Read the rest