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A short essay on writing The Museum of Modern Love

The Age & The SMH published this article on the writing of The Museum of Modern Love. The essay is here too (and without the ads!)   The writing of The Museum of Modern Love As a writer you hear lots of stories about the writing process. How sometimes novels are written fast.  How novels come […]

The Wheeler Centre interview – on muses, dinner companions and why imagination needs to be taught.

Up now at The Wheeler Centre is this interview. Heather Rose is a novelist, art student and businesswoman, who writes for both adults and young readers. Her seventh novel, The Museum of Modern Love, is out now. Heather chatted with us about Leo Tolstoy, Edith Wharton and her dream of founding a School of Imagination.

On meeting Marina Abramovic, writing at MONA and cake

  Here’s a link to a Q & A for the Tasmanian Writer’s Centre Up Close & Personal following the launch of The Museum of Modern Love. Created by the wonderful Ruth Dawkins @dorkymum.  

How to write a novel in 11 years

If you’d like a little insight into what it takes to write a novel, this is an article I wrote on The Museum of Modern Love that appeared today in The Age and also the Sydney Morning Herald. The Age – The Steady Gaze

The Museum of Modern Love – almost published

  To anyone who wonders how long novels take to write … well, sometimes they take a very long time. Here is the cover art of my new novel –  The Museum of Modern Love – about to be published in Australia September 2016. It’s taken 11 years. I did write 4 other novels in […]

Somerset Celebration of Literature 2016

Every year, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast, a most remarkable celebration of children’s literature takes place – the  Somerset Celebration of Literature –  at the Somerset College. Angelica Banks was lucky enough to be one of the thirty authors for 2016. It’s hard to express the scale of this festival. There are literally thousands of […]

Elizabeth Gilbert comes to Hobart

Ok this is pretty exciting. Elizabeth Gilbert will be here in 10 days. If you haven’t read Big Magic yet, please do. It’s a brilliant book on creativity. If you are an artist of any sort, or if you have friends who are trying to write their first novel, or are anywhere along the journey of […]

Lord Lucan officially declared dead

It’s been more than 41 years since Lord Lucan disappeared in 1974 following the murder of the family nanny – Ms Sandra Rivett. But this week I have received many emails from readers about the news that Lord Lucan has finally been declared dead. Again, officially and – hopefully – finally. His eldest son, George […]