Heather Rose is the award-winning author of seven novels.
She lives by the sea in Tasmania, Australia.
Imagination is the distance between silence and inspiration

As a novelist, I have a long and intimate relationship with imagination. I am fascinated by its role in history and its connection to innovation, science, education, health and wellbeing.

Imagination has rarely been explored as a skill in its own right, yet is capable of  delivering extraordinary results. Awakening, nourishing and loving our imaginations is at the heart of the human experience.

If you’d like to join me on this exploration, visit my Facebook group where we’re starting the conversation about all things imagination!

News and events

Exciting news! November 28th 2018, New York. The Museum of Modern Love is being launched in the USA by Algonquin at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. I will be in conversation with Marina Abramovic (private event).  My enormous thanks to everyone who has made this possible. We are filming the event so I will keep you posted!

Available Now. The Museum of Modern Love now published in Catalan with Barcelona publisher Les Hores under the title El Museu de L’Amor Modern. Author event in Barcelona April 2019 – more details soon.

April 2019. The Museum of Modern Love to be published in the UK with Weidenfeld & Nicholson. More details soon…

October 2019. My new novel will be published by Allen & Unwin. More details next year!

Heather's latest novel


The Museum of Modern Love

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.

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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 media and event enquiries please contact Heather’s agent, Gaby Naher at The Naher Agency. Otherwise you can follow Heather on her Facebook and Twitter accounts below.