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Danielle Wood Danielle Wood i(A6471 works by)
Also writes as: Angelica Banks ; Minnie Darke
Born: Established: 1972 Tasmania, ;
Gender: Female
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Danielle Wood completed a PhD in Creative Writing at Edith Cowan University. She has worked as a journalist in Perth and in Tasmania.

Most Referenced Works

Affiliation Notes

  • Danielle Wood completed a PhD in Creative Writing at Edith Cowan University, and worked for a Perth suburban newspaper in 1998. (Ref: Claremont Nedlands Post, 21 September 2002, p33.)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Mothers Grimm Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2014 7543256 2014 selected work short story humour

'You make deals with God. You make deals with the Devil. You're not fussy. But as a wise man once said: "It's the saying you don't care what you get what gets you jiggered." So you say it, and you're jiggered, but what you give birth to is a hedgehog. It's prickly and its cry is a noise so terrible that you wish someone would scrape fingernails on a blackboard to give you some relief.

'In a fairytale, the only good mother is six feet under. All the others are bad news.

'A fairytale mother will exchange her first-born child for a handful of leafy greens. And if times get tough, she'll walk her babes into the woods and leave them there.

'But mothers of today do no such things. Do they?

'In this collection of heart-breakingly honest stories, the mothers of the Brothers Grimm are brought - with wit, subversiveness and lyrical prose - into the here and now.

Danielle Wood turns four fairytales on their heads and makes them exquisitely her own.' (Publication summary)

2015 longlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Margaret Scott Prize
y separately published work icon Housewife Superstar : The Very Best of Marjorie Bligh Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2011 Z1828361 2011 single work biography 'Housewife Superstar is the life story of eccentric Tasmanian domestic goddess, Marjorie Bligh. Now 94 years old, Marjorie is the author of a library of advice books covering topics including food, household management, health and beauty, poetry, gardening and recycling. Marjorie is the go-to-girl for all manner of problem-solving.' Source: Libraries Australia.
2012 winner 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature The Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize
2012 shortlisted 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature
y separately published work icon Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1311547 2006 selected work short story fable Author's note: These are not, I should say from the outset, tales written for the benefit of good and well-behaved girls who always stick to the path when they go to Grandma's...rather, these are tales for girls who have boots as stout as their hearts, and who are prepared to firmly lace them up (boots and hearts both) and step out into the wilds in search of what they desire. And since it cannot be expected that stout-booted, stout-hearted girls will grow up without misfortune or miscalculation of some kind, they require a reminder, from time to time, about the dangers that lurk both in dark forests and in the crevices of one's own imaginings.' - 'Not For Good Girls', frontmatter (signed Rose Little)
2007 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
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