Author(s): Charlotte Wood
Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. The Submerged Cathedral is a superb, enthralling novel of love, tragedy and atonement from the acclaimed author of The Children. Set me as a seal on your heart, for love is stronger than death.' Spanning many years, travelling across Australia's vast continent and through some of Europe's great cities, The Submerged Cathedral is a beguiling, heartbreaking story of paradise and the fall, of sacrifice and atonement, and of sisterly love and rivalry. Most of all, however, it is about an enduring and sacred love- a love stronger than death- and the journeys undertaken in its name. Written in spare, haunting prose, this novel is a work of the highest literary merit, as well as a timeless love story that will enthrall readers. The release of Charlotte Wood's acclaimed first novel, Pieces of a Girl, marked her as a young writer of great promise; The Submerged Cathedral thrillingly confirms that promise with astonishing assurance and lyricism.
Charlotte Wood was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists in 2000. Her first novel, PIECES OF A GIRL, was shortlisted for the 2000 Dobbie Award and commended in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards in the same year. PIECES OF A GIRL also won the Jim Hamilton Award for an unpublished manuscript. Charlotte lives in Sydney. You can visit her website at www.charlottewood.com.au