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Brothers And Sisters - Charlotte Wood

Brothers And Sisters

By: Charlotte Wood (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 2009
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'Your brother or sister, it might be said, is your other self - your grander, sadder, braver, shrewder, uglier, slenderer self ... Your sibling is your most severe judge and your fiercest defender.

You must always rescue them. They always abandon you ... You recognise one another, this is your relief and your ruin. They are your duty. They stun you with the sudden presence and force of their goodness. They give you Christmas presents that show you are strangers.

Critics and readers alike have long commented on Charlotte Wood's acute ability to dissect sibling relationships in her novels. Life-long resentments, tensions, alliances and affections between brothers and sisters play out in her books to brilliant effect. Here, Charlotte brings her skills to an anthology of stories by well-known and new writers - Tony Birch, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Robert Drewe, Ashley Hay, Cate Kennedy, Nam Le, Roger McDonald, Paddy O'Reilly, Virginia Peters, Michael Sala, Christos Tsiolkas, Charlotte Wood - who have written about an element of sister/brother relationships, both in fictional and non-fictional forms.

About the Author

Charlotte Wood is the acclaimed author of three novels, Pieces of a Girl, The Submerged Cathedral, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Miles Franklin Award, and The Children. She lives in Sydney.

Charlotte Wood

The Australian has described Charlotte Wood as 'one of our most original and provocative writers.'

She is the author of five novels and a book of non-fiction. Her latest novel, The Natural Way of Things, won the 2016 Indie Book of the Year and Indie Fiction Book of the Year prizes, has been shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.

Charlotte was also editor of the short story anthology Brothers and Sisters, and for three years edited The Writer's Room Interviews magazine. Her work has been shortlisted for various prizes including the Christina Stead, Kibble and Miles Franklin Awards. Two novels -  The Children and The Natural Way of Things - have been optioned for feature films.
Charlotte has answered our Ten Terrifying Questions - read them here

Visit Charlotte Wood's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9781741758221
ISBN-10: 174175822X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st November 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1