Heather Rose is the award-winning author of eight novels.
She lives by the sea in Tasmania, Australia.

Bruny Trailer

News & Events

Bruny WON the General Fiction Book of the Year in Australian Book Industry Awards. Watch the show here – and see my genuinely surprised reaction at the 28 minute mark! More on Bruny here. Reviews and interviews for Bruny here.

Finding Serendipity – for primary age readers – now on YouTube

To support families in isolation, I’ve read and filmed Finding Serendipity for primary age readers. All 23 chapters are now uploaded onto my YouTube channel here. Enjoy!

Finding Serendipity is the first book in the Tuesday McGillycuddy trilogy. I write these books under the pen name Angelica Banks with my dear friend Danielle Wood. The Tuesday series has been published in Australia, Germany and the USA and twice been shortlisted for Best Children’s Fantasy Novel in the Aurealis Awards.


The Kill Your Darlings Mentors program is now closed and successful applicants will be announced soon.

The Basics of Novel Writing

Next course opening soon! Learn the craft and psychology of novel writing on Zoom live with me over five weeks in July.  Register your interest here for the July course at the South Coast Writers Centre. More information soon!

“Heather’s course in novel writing, will shift your entire being. It will not only influence the way you understand story & character, it will not only build the foundation for a life long relationship with your craft, but It will also allow you to travel to the very depths of your soul, to understand the multilayers of your work as an artist and as a human being. Heather’s course will set your inner child free and give you the courage to finally tell that story that has lived within you for so long.” M.M.

The Museum of Modern Love

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

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  • “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.”

    Marina Abramovic
  • “A glorious novel, meditative and special in a way that defies easy articulation.”

    Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites
  • "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.”

    B. A. Shapiro
  • “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.”

    Foreword, USA
  • "Heather Rose’s career as a novelist has been pursued with a calm daring."

    Sydney review

Ways to connect with Heather

For all Australian media and event enquiries please contact Christine Farmer at Allen & Unwin, Australia – ChristineF (@) allenandunwin.com. For all other enquiries please contact Heather’s agent, Gaby Naher at Left Bank Literary. Follow Heather on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts below.