2021 - Shortlisted
A modern comedy of manners, The Weekend tells the story of three older women who have come together for a weekend to clear out the house of a close friend who has recently died. Over the course of the weekend the novel pieces together the histories of these women as the subtle web of their friendship comes under increasing pressure. Wood moves seamlessly from one character’s perspective to another, slowly pressing their bruises. The Weekend is a sharply written work, tender and sensitive.