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Rosie Garland

Born in London to a runaway teenager, Rosie has always been a cuckoo in the nest. She's an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in post-punk gothic band The March Violets, through touring with the Subversive Stitch exhibition in the 90s to her alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, cabaret chanteuse and mistress of ceremonies.

She has published five solo collections of poetry and her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologized. She is winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year and a Poetry Award from the People's Café, New York. She also won the Mslexia Novel competition in 2012 and her debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' was published in March 2013 by HarperCollins. Her second novel, 'Vixen', is releasing on July 17th 2014.

'The Palace of Curiosities is a jewel-box of a novel, with page after page, scene after scene, layer after layer of treats and surprises. Garland is a real literary talent: definitely an author to watch.' Sarah Waters

News and Events

  • 16.4.2014 - great new review of The Palace of Curiosities
    Authors Writing on Books The Palace of Curiosities – reviewed by Max Scratchmann Much as I want to like all of these books, there are, I'm afraid, a lot of fairly dull bodice-rippers and penny-dreadfuls lurking beneath the stunning cover art on the slew of mock-Victorian novels currently on the…
  • 24.3.1014 - #mywritingprocess Blog Tour
    24.3.1014 - #mywritingprocess Blog Tour #mywritingprocess – Blog Tour I was asked to participate in this blog tour by wonderful wordsmith Steph Pike Its purpose is to share current activities, link writers to their wider community and to spend a little time considering our latest projects - which could be either to tantalize readers or…
  • 7.3.2014 - Suzi Feay reviews The Palace of Curiosities
    7.3.2014 - Suzi Feay reviews The Palace of Curiosities Suzi Feay has given 'The Palace of Curiosities' an amazing review on the Emerald Steet blog! WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Two events make this weekend a goodie: International Women's Day and the launch of the inaugural Folio Prize Fiction Festival. There are events celebrating both occasions all weekend but…
  • 21.2.2014 - Cover of 'Vixen' unveiled!
    21.2.2014 - Cover of 'Vixen' unveiled! My second novel, 'Vixen', is not out till 19th June 2014... but the cover has just been released! Beautiful design by Alex Allden at HarperCollins, from an amazing image created by artist Lindsey Carr. Click to go to Lindsey Carr's website Colour me excited.
  • 14.2.2014 - Published in The Rialto, Issue 79
    14.2.2014 - Published in The Rialto, Issue 79 Issue 79 of The Rialto has just come out - and my poem 'Asking for Directions' is in it. The best Valentine's Day gift I could ask for. I am very proud to have a second poem in this amazing magazine (described by Carol Ann Duffy as 'simply the best').…