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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 out on hardback, ebook and audio (July 2014) with paperback coming in February 2015.

'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

'Poetic, surprising and ultimately deeply moving, Vixen will have you hooked faster than it takes to drink a jug of ale and - unlike ale - it will stay with you long after you've reached the final page.' Diva Magazine

 

News and Events

  • 26.10.2014 - Gothic Manchester Festival 2014
    26.10.2014 - Gothic Manchester Festival 2014 A stellar day in the neo-gothic pomp and circumstance of John Rylands Library's magnificent Historic Reading Room. It's been a dream of mine to read there... and dreams come true.A delicious highlight of the event was the specially designed (and rather foxy) cake by the talented Annabel de Vetten of…
  • 10.10.2014 - 'Vixen' longlisted for the Green Carnation prize 2014
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  • 5.9.2014 - Write-Track blog #2 - 'Channelling characters & living a creative life'
    5.9.2014 - Write-Track blog #2 - 'Channelling characters & living a creative life' Thank you to Write-Track for featuring me on their blog for a second time!Here is the text in full, with the link at the end. On the Write Track - Adventures with writing habitsRosie Garland – the bonus interview: channelling characters and living a creative life In our first interview…
  • 18.8.2014 - Write-Track blog #1 - 'Persistence & creative rituals'
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  • 19.7.2014 - Waterstones Blog - Coincidence and Synchronicity
    19.7.2014 - Waterstones Blog - Coincidence and Synchronicity I was delighted to be asked by Waterstones Bookshop to be a guest contributor to their blog- and here it is. Strange things have been happening since I embarked on my second novel, Vixen... read on! Coincidence and synchronicity Was Rosie Garland really being stalked by foxes because she'd just…