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 Book Show

ABC Radio  National – The Bookshelf –  with Kate Evans and Cassie McCullagh on satire – The Cockroach by Ian McEwan and Bruny by Heather Rose

ABC Radio Perth with Gillian O’Shaughnessy

Awards

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.

Bruny – Heather Rose (Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin)

Silver – Chris Hammer (Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin)

Cilka’s Journey – Heather Morris (Echo Publishing, Echo Publishing)

Good Girl, Bad Girl – Michael Robotham (Hachette Australia, Hachette Australia)

The Scholar – Dervla McTiernan (HarperCollins Publishers, HarperCollins Publishers)

Check out all shortlisted books and authors and booksellers here.

Shortlisted – 2020 INDIES Book of The Year

Bruny was shortlisted for Book of the Year in the 2020 Independent Booksellers Awards. These awards recognise our wonderful independent booksellers across Australia.

There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett (Hachette Australia) (WINNER!)

Bruny by Heather Rose (Allen and Unwin)

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White (Affirm Press)

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood (Allen and Unwin)

The 2020 INDIE Fiction Award winner is There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett – an exquisite book and highly deserving. More 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 make a small contribution at this time, I’m going to read a chapter of Finding Serendipity at 4pm Australian Eastern Standard time on Facebook beginning Monday April 6th.

If readers want more, I’ll keep going. (In Australia there’s a long winter ahead.)

The series has been published in Australia, the USA and Germany. It has twice been shortlisted for Best Children’s Fantasy Novel in the Aurealis Awards. The books are fantasy but they’re also about creativity and family, love and courage. We also wrote them to encourage and support young writers.

If you have younger readers aged 8 – 12, I’d love them to join me. I’ll also suggest some creative exercises they can do beyond the reading to keep them entertained a little longer.

There may even be dressing up.

If you’re in a different time zone, I’ll be posting the readings to YouTube here. Subscribe if you enjoy.