World of Words - Interview
Charlotte Grimshaw is the New Zealand author of six critically acclaimed novels, Provocation, Guilt, Foreign City, The Night Book, Soon and Starlight Peninsula, and two short story collections, Opportunity and Singularity.
In 2000 she was awarded the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship. In 2006 she won the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award. Her short story collection Opportunity was short listed for the 2007 Frank O'Connor International Prize, and in 2008, Opportunity won New Zealand's premier Montana award for fiction, along with the Montana medal. She was also the 2008 Montana Book Reviewer of the year.
Her story collection, Singularity was short listed for the 2009 Frank O'Connor International Prize and the South East Asia and Pacific section of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. The Night Book was one of the three fiction finalists in the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards. She writes a monthly column in Metro magazine, for which she won a 2009 Qantas Media Award. She is a 2016 Canon Media Awards finalist for Book Reviewer of the Year.