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

Bruny Trailer


Bruny Island – Jetty Cafe – Dennes Point, North Bruny – January 18th – in conversation with Pete Hay. This promises to be a fun event – set at the very heart of the book. Details to come!

Adelaide Writers Week – Adelaide Festival 2020  Feb 29 – March 5, 2020. Full program & booking details to come.

More 2020 Festival announcements soon …

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

Profile by Amanda Ducker – The Mercury

ABC Radio Perth with Gillian O’Shaughnessy

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 

Profile by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – The Examiner

ABC Radio Hobart with Helen Shields

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