Winner of the 2017 Stella Prize. A mesmerising literary novel about a lost man in search of connection - a meditation on love, art and commitment, set against the backdrop of one of the greatest art events in modern history, Marina Abramovic's The Artist is Present.
Heather Rose is the author of seven novels including her latest novel The Museum of Modern Love.
The Museum of Modern Love is the 2017 winner of the Stella Prize for the best book (fiction or non-fiction) written by an Australian woman. It won the 2017 Christina Stead Prize in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the Margaret Scott Prize and the People's Choice in the Tasmanian Premier's Prizes. It was also shortlisted for the Australian Literary Society medal and the Queensland Premier's Prizes. It is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award.
Heather's other novels for adults are: The River Wife (2009), The Butterfly Man (2005) and White Heart (1999). For children Heather writes with Danielle Wood under the pen-name Angelica Banks. Their novels are: Finding Serendipity (2013), A Week Without Tuesday (2015) and Blueberry Pancakes Forever (2016).
Heather lives by the sea in Tasmania. Her idea of a perfect day is one that involves writing, swimming, painting and laughing.
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