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The Stella Prize!

Wow, what a week!  The Museum of Modern Love won the 2017 Stella Prize last week. It was awarded in Melbourne at The Arts Centre. I cannot express how extraordinary this recognition is for a novel that took 11 years to complete. Here is a link to the transcript of my speech on the night, the speech of the beloved Brenda Walker (such a wonderful novelist and Chair of Judges) and the magnificent words of the Susan Carland.  Plus some pictures of the big event.

I am so deeply grateful to the National Australia Bank for a prize of great generosity. And to The Stella Prize team who have been impeccable in their creation and staging of this annual Prize. Beyond the gift of time that the prize money affords me, the encouragement to continue with my writing is priceless.

http://thestellaprize.com.au/prize/2017/

Heather & Allen & Unwin publisher Jane Palfreyman

Heather & Allen & Unwin publisher Jane Palfreyman

Benjamin Law, Sandra Phillips, Heather Rose, Brenda Walker, Diana Johnston, Delia Falconer

Benjamin Law, Sandra Phillips, Heather Rose, Brenda Walker, Diana Johnston, Delia Falconer

Stella Winner 2016 Charlotte Wood & Heather Rose

Stella Winner 2016 Charlotte Wood & Heather Rose

 

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Heather Rose
Heather Rose
Heather Rose writes for both adults and children and her seven novels include The Museum of Modern Love, The Butterfly Man, The River Wife and the Tuesday McGillycuddy children's series - Finding Serendipity, A Week Without Tuesday and Blueberry Pancakes Forever - which she writes together with award-winning author Danielle Wood under the pen-name of Angelica Banks.
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  • Monica Connell
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    Dear Heather, I have just finished The Museum of Modern Love and, although I have never in my life written to an author about their book, I wanted to tell you that I was completely bowled over. I read a huge amount ( I am also a writer), and I can honestly say I have never read anything that accessed a place so deep within my heart and soul or that I have admired as much from a literary point of view. I know Marina’s work and have read Walk through Walls and to my mind your work is every bit as intense and powerful as hers – a perfect tribute to her. Best wishes and many congratulations, Monica

    • Heather Rose
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      Dear Monica,

      I only just discovered your exquisite note. Thank you SO much. I am deeply touched by your words and your appreciation as a fellow writer. And your reflection on Walk through Walls. Thank you for writing. To hear from readers is wonderful – but to hear from readers who are as passionate about our craft as you are, and with such warm words, has truly made my day.

      I wish you all the very best on your writing journey.

      Warmest wishes,

      Heather

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