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Heather Rose is the bestselling Australian author of eight novels. Heather writes for both adults and children. Her adult novels include Bruny, The Museum of Modern Love, The River Wife & The Butterfly Man.The Museum of Modern Love won the 2017 Stella Prize, the Christina Stead Prize and the Margaret Scott Prize. It was shortlisted for the Australian Literary Society Medal and longlisted for the IMPAC Awards. It has been published internationally and translated into numerous languages. Both stage and screen rights have been acquired.Bruny, published 2019, is a political thriller, family saga and a novel about the new world order. described as 'more a hand grenade than a book' What would you do to protect the place you love? And how far will the Australian government go to placate foreign interests?Heather’s first novel White Heart was published in 1999. It was followed by The Butterfly Man in 2005 – a story based on the disappearance of British peer Lord Lucan in 1974. The Butterfly Man was longlisted for the IMPAC Awards, shortlisted for the Nita B Kibble Award and won the 2006 Davitt Award for the Crime Fiction Novel of the Year written by an Australian woman.Heather writes the acclaimed Tuesday McGillycuddy series for children under the pen name Angelica Banks with award-winning author Danielle Wood. The series begins with Finding Serendipity with sequels A Week Without Tuesday and Blueberry Pancakes Forever. The novels have been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards for best fantasy children's fiction and are published internationally.Heather lives on the island of Tasmania.
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A gripping crime fiction novel based on the true story of Lord Lucan's disappearance in 1974. Follow the protagonist Henry Kennedy, who lives a secretive life on a mountain and must grapple with the consequences of his past. Set in Tasmania, Africa and London, The Butterfly Man explores themes of deception, transformation and the power of love. Winner of the Davitt Award for Best Crime Fiction Novel of the Year in 2006.
The Museum of Modern Love explores the transformative power of art through a fictional character who discovers a real-life performance art exhibit that leaves its participants and viewers moved. Arky Levin, a film composer facing personal struggles, stumbles upon the exhibit, where visitors sit across a table from performance artist Marina Abramović for as long as they choose. As he watches others sit with her, Arky begins to understand what's missing in his life and what he must do.
A thrilling novel that explores the new world order, family, love, loyalty, and the extremes to which governments may go. When a bomb explodes in Tasmania, Astrid Coleman returns home to help her politically divided family. But as she uncovers the truth about the government's actions, can she protect her loved ones and the community from the dangerous consequences? Searing, subversive, and brilliantly written, this book is not to be missed.
Embark on a magical journey of childhood and transition to adulthood with White Heart. Set against the ever-present beauty of Tasmania, follow siblings Farley and Ambrose as they search for meaning and evidence of the last Tasmanian tiger. But ultimately, this first novel by Heather Rose explores the fragile landscape of the human heart.