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Updated details of reviews, commissions and awards are right here.
Forthcoming readings and events can be found on the 'Gig List' page – please click that tab for more info.

Debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' (HarperCollins 2013) is available in all formats (hardback, e-book, paperback & audio). The same goes for 'Vixen' (Borough Press, 2014) and ‘The Night Brother’ (Borough Press, 2014).
Support your local independent bookshop, if you are blessed enough to have one... or buy direct from HarperCollins.

Latest poetry collection ‘As In Judy’ is available direct from Flapjack Press.

'Everything Must Go' is also available direct from the publisher, Holland Park Press.

What an adventure!On Saturday December 1st, I sang the Pankhurst Anthem – specially written by Helen Pankhurst & Lucy Pankhurst - in Etihad Stadium in front of the Manchester City crowd at half time! I can honestly say I've never sung in front of a crown of 50,000 people. What…
Finally, I can announce that I am inaugural Writer-in-Residence at The John Rylands Library in Manchester. It’s fantastic news.How? I put together a proposal, & asked. The power of asking, indeed. Read the article in the University of Manchester magazine, here: “When I first moved to Manchester I was stunned…
What great news – encouraging, too!My flash fiction “How can a woman sleep when the Master is in pain?” has just received a commendation in the Bath Flash Fiction Award, October 2018.Judged by Nuala O’Connor. I’m delighted. You can read it here: https://bathflashfictionaward.com/2018/10/rosie-garland-october-2018-commended/
There’s a great article in Visit Manchester about the walking tour of the city inspired by The Night Brother! “A Gothic style novel inspired by the streets and stories of late nineteenth century Manchester – ‘The Night Brother’(2017) by Rosie Garland – is soon going to be coming to life,…
I’m absolutely delighted to announce that my short story ‘Speaking in Tongues’ has won The Casket of Fictional Delights 2018 Flash Fiction Competition! Judged by wonderful writer David Gaffney. My story 'Speaking in Tongues' is published on The Casket of Fictional Delights website, and can be read herehttps://www.thecasket.co.uk/story/speaking-in-tongues/ And you…
Sunday 15th July 2018 was a day to remember! What an honour - I was invited to sing 'March of the Women' in St Peter's Square, Manchester, to celebrate the unveiling of the meeting circle for Hazel Reeve’s wonderful statue of Emmeline Pankhurst. Helen Pankhurst (Emmeline great-granddaughter) made a moving…
Delighted that my short story ‘Night Shifts’ was shortlisted for the Dorset Fiction Award 2018! It will be published in the next Dorset Fiction anthology – and you can read the full story here: http://www.dorsetfictionaward.co.uk/night-shifts---rosie-garland.html
Manchester Histories Festival at Manchester Art Gallery 7th June 2018The Manchester Histories Festival launch was a great event. I was invited to read my commissioned piece 'Syrinx' next to the painting that inspired it (‘Syrinx’ by Arthur Hacker). And I was surrounded by the paintings targeted in the 1913 Suffragette…
2018 Nominations round-up! It’s always wonderful to receive nominations for my work, and I can announce a few beauties. First up, absolutely delighted to have a poem nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize!‘The Topiary garden’ was first published in Picaroon Issue #7. Thank you to the editors for having such…
TWO reviews (in Historia Magazine & Northern Soul) of ‘Making Thunder Roar’ at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, and both say great things about my commissioned poem: “Stand-outs are Rosie Garland’s fiery poem, which perfectly captures Emily’s small world and her all-consuming creative drive” Plus - here's a picture of the…
Absolutely delighted to have a poem nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize!‘The topiary garden’ was first published in Picaroon Issue #7. Thank you to the editors for having such faith in my writing.You can read the poem here:https://picaroonpoetry.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/pushcart-prize-2017-18-nominations/
Bronte 200 commission A proud moment. It’s an honour to announce that I’ve been commissioned to write a piece for the Bronte 200 bicentenary celebrations! I was asked to respond to some of Emily Bronte’s personal possessions and my imagination was sparked…I’ll be joining other stunning writers to unveil our…
Thank you to the gorgeous people at For Books’ Sake for featuring my new short story ‘Eye for an Eye’ as their Weekend Read for Hallowe'en… it’s also a sneak peek into the forthcoming anthology ‘Darkest Midnight in December’ from Immanion Press (December 2017), edited by Storm Constantine. Read on…
Huge thanks to Kaite Welsh, Books Editor at Diva Magazine for this superb review of The Night Brother!Here’s the full text of the review… Diva review October 2017 "A must for anyone missing Sarah Waters’ foray into the Victorian era, siblings Edie and Gnome explore the delights of 19th century…
Edinburgh Book Festival & Fringe 2017 I’m very excited to announce my debut appearance at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017! The event is ‘Fluid Love’ (with the lovely Jess Richards) on Sunday 27th August.And that’s not all – I’m headlining at ‘That’s What She Said’ (Bar Bados, 22.8.2017 – voted…
Delighted to be featured as Commonword Writer of the Month, June 2017! Thank you for the interview... it was a lot of fun talking with you. Tell me about you, as an artist. How do you define art? What art do you make? I come from the DIY ethic of…
Grrrl Con 2017 A big shout out to Jane Bradley, Claire Askew & Kerry Ryan - organisers of GrrrlCon 2017 - for inviting me to present a workshop on ‘Dealing With The Internal Critic’ as well as contribute to the ‘Paths to Publication’ panel! And wow – such wonderful feedback…
Absolutely delighted – ‘The Night Brother’ has received good reviews in both The Times and The Sunday Times! “The Night Brother by Rosie Garland is a rich and ambitious tale set in late Victorian Manchester… Garland’s prose is a delight: playful and exuberant. There are shades of Angela Carter in…
The Night Brother – publication day 1st June 2017 Heartfelt thanks to everyone who packed out Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester for the sold-out launch of ‘The Night Brother’!It was a wonderful evening for my new novel, dedicated: ‘To Manchesterand all the wandererswho have found a home in this Rainy City’ You…
The first reviews have come in for ‘The Night Brother’ – and they’re both 5/5. Wow! Thank you to Happy Meerkat and Little Bookness Lane for loving my words. It means so much. “Once again I find myself lost in the reverie of Rosie Garland’s exquisite writing. Extraordinarily enchanting, The…
HAWTHORNDEN FELLOWSHIP Wonderful news – I have been awarded a 2017 Hawthornden Fellowship! So – from mid-March to mid-April I will be living in Hawthornden Castle, on a wonderful writing retreat. I’ll be sharing the month with five other writers, all of whom are a mystery. Judging by the photographs,…
Here be Tygres – fanzines and my life underground I’ve been thinking about the impact fanzines have made on my life – and the result is this blog! Enjoy… For someone who really was a Teenager in Devon (the poem isn’t an exaggeration http://www.rosiegarland.com/news-and-events/item/53-i-want-to-be-a-teenager-in-devon.html ), it’s hard to overstate the…
Thank you to Sharon Zink for interviewing me for her blog, The Book Diner! The blog title says it all - "History, Time Machines and Circuses: Novelist, Poet and Rock and Cabaret Star, Rosie Garland, brings her Magical World to the Book Diner"… with some ruminations on research & how…
‘For Books’ Sake’ most hotly anticipated books of 2017 Wow – how fantastic. The lovely people at For Books’ Sake have named ‘The Night Brother’ as one of their most hotly anticipated books of 2017! Listen to the full podcast here – I’m mentioned around the 7min 30seconds mark. http://forbookssake.podbean.com/e/101-most-anticipated-books-of-2017/…
I am delighted to announce the launch of ‘As In Judy’ – my new poetry collection with Flapjack Press. It’s my first solo poetry publication since ‘Everything Must Go’ (Holland Park Press 2012). I’m really excited. I wish to express heartfelt gratitude to Char March for her generous editorial input,…
Many thanks to Deborah Edgeley at Ink Pantry for kindly interviewing me about writing and researching my novels, singing in The March Violets, my passion for great book covers… And how I’d change the world! No pressure, eh? You can read the text of the interview here –http://www.inkpantry.com/inky-interview-special-rosie-garland/
‘Dark in the Day’ I’m delighted to have a brand new short story – 'An End to Empire' - in this fab collection of spooky tales, edited by Storm Constantine & Paul Houghton! Click here to order from Immanion Press “In the blink of an eye, around the corner, The…
Bridgeman Studio Award 2016: And the winner is....http://www.bridgemanimages.com/en-GB/blog/bridgeman/post/9211/previewStanding in The News Building at London Bridge last Thursday the view of London was extraordinary, but for once it paled in comparison to the wealth of talent on display inside the room. The judging for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2016 was an…
ChinWag with Sister BangBang Thank YOU Sister BangBang for your fun podcast interview!   16 ChinWag with Rosie GarlandWriter, performer, poet, singer, chinwagger extraordinaire - this is part of what the magnificent Rosie Garland is! We get to chat about Rosie's career as a writer (third book soon to be…
Thank you to Diane Watt of the University of Surrey, for her interview about 'Vixen' - featured in the Women's Literary Culture blog. You can read the blog here – or click on the link below. Telling the truth and telling it slant: writing Vixen Rosie Garland won the Mslexia…
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