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

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Festivals & Events 2020

Hobart Wednesday February 19th Fullers Bookshop – interviewing award winning and bestselling author Chris Hammer (Scrublands) about his new novel Silver –  bookings essential here

Sydney Thursday February 20th 6 – 8pm State Library NSW In conversation with the brilliant Bri Lee – author of Beauty and Eggshell Skull. SOLD OUT.

Perth Writers Festival February 2020 – links for events below – book quickly!

Adelaide Writers Week March 2020

  • Wednesday March 4th, 9.30am with Tony Jones (Q & A & author of The Twentieth Man and In Darkness Visible)  – details here – free event

Indie Books Awards – March 23rd Bruny shortlisted for these awards celebrating our vital independent booksellers across Australia – more here

Festival MOT 2020 Girona, Spain March 26 – 28  I am totally thrilled to be attending this international arts festival outside Barcelona with The Museum of Modern Love (El Museo de L’Amour Modern)

More 2020 Festivals around Australia coming soon. Please check back for details.

Media - Bruny

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 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.