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. Her latest novel, The Bright Side of My Condition, was a finalist for the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards Prize for Fiction.
Randall was born and raised in Dunedin, New Zealand, and now lives on Banks Peninsula near Christchurch.