Hobart Wednesday February 19th Fullers Bookshop – interviewing award winning and bestselling author Chris Hammer (Scrublands) about his new novel Silver – bookings essential here
Perth Writers Festival February 2020 – links for events below – book quickly!
- Sat 22nd Feb 9.30am Prize & Prejudice – in conversation with these extraordinary prize winners – Charlotte Wood, Josephine Wilson & Melissa Lucashenko
- Sat Feb 22nd 11.30am – ‘Bruny’ – in conversation with Terri-ann White about Bruny
- Sat Feb 22nd 5pm – Women Who Read – reading from Bruny with fellow authors reading from their works – Bindy Pritchard, Catherine Noske & Ingrid Laguna
- Sun Feb 23rd 12pm – Heather Rose & Miles Franklin winner Josephine Wilson – Lunch with Adam Suckling from the Copyright Agency
- Wednesday March 4th, 9.30am with Tony Jones (Q & A & author of The Twentieth Man and In Darkness Visible) – details here – free event
More 2020 Festivals around Australia coming soon. Please check back for details.
Review by Rohan Wilson – The Australian or here / Review by Helen Elliott – The Age / Profile by Stephen Romei – The Australian or here / Profile by Melanie Kembrey – The Sydney Morning Herald & The Age / ABC Radio National with Sarah L’Estrange – The Book Show /ABC Radio National – The Bookshelf – with Kate Evans and Cassie McCullagh on satire – The Cockroach by Ian McEwan and Bruny / ABC Radio Perth with Gillian O’Shaughnessy
The award winning international bestseller
It is 2010. Arky Levin is a film composer in New York separated from his wife who has asked him to keep one devastating promise. On the first day of Spring, he finds his way to The Atrium at MoMA and sees Marina Abramovic in The Artist is Present. The performance continues for 75 days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky and the cast of characters he meets who are also drawn to the performance.
“My guess is that you’ve never read a book quite like Heather Rose’s The Museum of Modern Love. I know I haven’t.” NPR reviews The Museum of Modern Love
The New York Times profiles Heather Rose
“A glorious novel, meditative and special in a way that defies easy articulation.”
"Swirling with complex characters and connections, posing questions about how we should live, about art’s ability to change our lives, and about the ways art changes the artists who create it.”
“Incisive, beautiful, and precise, The Museum of Modern Love is a work of art in itself, a treatise on the shared threshold of devastation and beauty, the liminal and the eternal.”
"Heather Rose’s career as a novelist has been pursued with a calm daring."
“Framing a love story around a long-durational performance work, where the passage of time is essential, is a profoundly original idea. I loved this book.”
Ways to connect with Heather
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