Charlotte Wood has captured the feminist zeitgeist once again with The Weekend, her sharply observed and excruciatingly funny follow-up to the Stella Prize–winning The Natural Way of Things. When three lifelong friends in their 70s meet at a beach house owned by a fourth friend who has just died, old conflicts resurface and a secret threatens their bond. The Weekend is about growing old and growing up, and uncovering the lies we tell ourselves. Charlotte appears in conversation with Lucinda Holdforth to discuss her masterful and tender celebration of friendship.

Charlotte Wood (Australian)

Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood is the author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. Her latest novel is The Weekend. She has previously won the Stella Prize, the Indie Book of the Year and the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction, and been twice shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. She has written for The New York Times, Guardian Australia, Literary Hub, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sydney Review of Books and The Saturday Paper, among other publications.

Lucinda Holdforth (Australian)

Lucinda Holdforth

Lucinda Holdforth is one of Australia's leading speechwriters and author of Leading Lines: How to Make Speeches that Seize the Moment, Advance your Cause and Lead the Way. She is also the author of Why Manners Matter and True Pleasures: A Memoir of Women in Paris.