Heather Rose is an Australian author of eight novels. She lives by the sea in Tasmania.

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One of Australia’s most diverse writers of literary fiction.

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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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World premiere: The Museum of Modern Love comes to the stage

Sydney Festival hosts the world premiere of the stage adaptation of internationally acclaimed novel The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose. Get info and find tickets   Following a successful series of development readings staged as part of Sydney Festival 2021, Seymour Centre is proud to present the world premiere production of The Museum of Modern Love at […]

Reviews for Bruny

Bruny has had so many great reviews. And I’ve conducted many interviews. Here are a few if you’re interested. 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 […]


Shortlisted – 2020 ABIA Fiction Book of the Year Bruny is shortlisted for Fiction Book of the Year in the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards. It’s in excellent company. A shortlist will be announced on April 28th. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 13 May in a virtual event. More details to come here. […]

Heather Rose Reads

During this long period of isolation I am keenly aware of what it will take to be a parent to young children. For many years, I’ve been going into schools and reading the Tuesday McGillycuddy series to primary school children. I also dress up as one of the main characters – Serendipity Smith. So, to […]