Fiona Wood was awarded the 2008 Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship for Fiction for Six Impossible Things. Two visits to beautiful Varuna helped the writing process enormously. The book is published by Pan Macmillan. It contains a representation of the Varuna ladder. Fiona is working on a second YA novel, Pulchritude and counting the days till she can reapply for a fellowship. She is a graduate of Melbourne University, and has spent much of the last ten years writing television scripts.