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Danielle Clode is a zoologist and natural history writer. She also teaches professional and creative writing.
I grew up in the coastal town of Port Lincoln in South Australia where my parents built a boat. We spent the rest of my childhood sailing around the south and east coast of Australia to far north Queensland.
I’ve worked as a zookeeper, in an underwater observatory, as a scientific interpreter and as a researcher.
Natural history and the environment.
I’m still surprised that I won a Rhodes Scholarship, but I think my biggest career highlight was winning the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction in 2007 and being short-listed for a Children’s Book Council Award in 2010.
I featured in the ABC documentary based on my book Killers in Eden, which re-screens regularly here and in the US.