Heather Rose is the award winning Australian author of eight novels and a celebrated memoir.

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One of Australia’s most diverse writers of literature ...

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Heartbreaking and beautiful, Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here is a love story brimming with courage and joy against all odds, one that will bring wonder, light and comfort to all who read it.”

Better Reading

Her writing has a vibrant energy, which intensifies and then calms like the widening flow of a river.”

Sydney Morning Herald

This award-winning writer’s eclectic memoir teems with ghosts and gratitude.”

Arts Hub

Rose has mastered the contemporary realist novel. Is there nothing she cannot do with her words and skilled imagination? No vignette or internal dialogue is here that doesn’t enhance the complex tale she is making.”

Helen Elliot, The Age

Rose’s lyrical melding … is masterful. Intriguing as the real-life events of the Lucan story are, Rose transforms it into something far more substantial.”

The Weekend Australian

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Stella Day Out Hobart Feb 16

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Nothing bad ever happens here: Heather Rose in conversation with Danielle Wood I’m delighted to be in conversation with my dear friend and fellow author Danielle Wood reflecting on The Museum of Modern Love and Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here. Click here to book a free ticket. Danielle is the author of the Vogel […]

The Launch – Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here

At Last! The launch video is here. Please enjoy. It’s been such a busy year so apologies for the long delay in posting this. Also because you may not have an hour, I’ve created 4 short ‘chapters’ with The Speeches, The Interview, The Thank Yous and The People – so you can choose the section […]

Byron Bay Writers Festival

Thank you Byron Bay for the most wonderful festival. Beautiful accomodation at Elements of Byron. Brilliant festival team and festival venue. Awesome audiences! It was my first time at Byron Bay Writer’s Festival and it was the final in the book tour for Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here that began in December 2022! It’s been […]

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival 2023

I am delighted to be attending Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival in June. I’ll be in conversation about Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here with the wonderful Mel Kembrey on Saturday June 10th and I’ll be interviewing the extraordinary Heather Mitchell and Akuch Kuol Anyieth about Life and Words on Sunday June 11th. Plus a surprise […]