Perth Writers Festival 2020 – links for events below – book quickly!
Prize & Prejudice – with these extraordinary prize winners – Charlotte Wood, Josephine Wilson & Melissa Lucashenko – Sat 22nd Feb 9.30am
‘Bruny’ – in conversation with Terri-ann White about Bruny – Sat Feb 22nd 11.30am
Women Who Read – reading from Bruny with fellow authors Bindy Pritchard, Catherine Noske & Ingrid Laguna reading from their works – Sat Feb 22nd 5pm
Heather Rose & Miles Franklin winner Josephine Wilson – Lunch – Sun Feb 23rd 12pm with Adam Suckling from the Copyright Agency
Adelaide Writers Week 2020 Feb 29 – March 5, 2020. Full program & booking details announced SOON!
More 2020 Festivals around Australia coming soon. Please check back for details.
Review by Helen Elliott – The Age
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 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
“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.”
“A glorious novel, meditative and special in a way that defies easy articulation.”
"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.”
“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.”
"Heather Rose’s career as a novelist has been pursued with a calm daring."
Ways to connect with Heather
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