Charlotte Randall is an award-winning author. Her first novel, Dead Sea Fruit, won the South East Asian/South Pacific section of the Commonwealth writers' Prize for best first book and the Reed Fiction Award in 1995. Her second novel, The Curative, was joint-runner-up for the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2001 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. What Happen Then, Mr Bones? was a finalist for the same award in 2005.