Heather Rose

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Heather Rose
Born Heather Marcelle Dalmas Rose
(1964-08-10) 10 August 1964 (age 52)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Pen name Angelica Banks
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality Australian
Education St Michael's Collegiate School
Hobart College
Alma mater University of Tasmania
Notable awards Stella Prize
2017 The Museum of Modern Love

Heather Marcelle Dalmas Rose (born 10 August 1964) is an Australian author. Her novels are White Heart, The Butterfly Man, The River Wife, The Museum of Modern Love, and for children Finding Serendipity, A Week Without Tuesday and Blueberry Pancakes Forever. Her career has spanned advertising, business, the arts and writing. She is one of Tasmania's best known authors and businesswomen.[1]


Heather Rose was born in Hobart, Tasmania. By the age of sixteen she had a weekly column in the Hobart Mercury. She won the Tasmanian Short Story Prize in 1981. She left school in 1982 and traveled widely through Asia and Europe.[2] Returning to Australia in 1984 she became an advertising copywriter in Melbourne.

In 1996 she returned to Tasmania. In 1999 Rose co-founded an advertising agency, Coo'ee Tasmania, a member of the international Coo’ee Network across Europe, Australasia and the United States with Rose as Managing Director.[3] Growth of Coo’ee and the success of its campaigns led to Rose being named Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year 2004.[4]

Rose became Chairman of the Coo'ee Network of agencies across Australasia from 2005 – 2007. In 2007 Coo'ee Tasmania left the Coo’ee Network and partnered with Green Team Global in New York.[5] Green Team Australia became Australia's first green advertising agency.[6] Green Team Australia has won over 25 international creative awards.

In 2008 Heather was appointed Chairman of the Festival of Voices,[7] a Hobart-based arts festival celebrating song, music and the voice. From 2008 – 2011 Rose, as Chairman, built the Festival into one of the state’s leading annual Festivals.[8]

The Festival and Green Team Australia received the Tasmanian 2010 Australian Business Arts Foundation (ABAF) Award for SME's through a partnership created by Rose.[9]

In 2011 Rose was awarded the national ABAF Woodside Better Business Award for her extensive philanthropic contribution to Festival of Voices establishing it as a leading Australian Festival.[10]

Rose is a Mentor in the Tasmanian Leaders Program training business people in leadership excellence.[11]

Rose was a founding Board member of the Macquarie Point Development Corporation from 2012 – 2016.[12][13]


Heather Rose is the author of seven published novels for both adults and children. Her first adult novel White Heart was published in 1999 by Transworld. It tells the story of two children growing up in Tasmania. One of them becomes involved in the Native American ritual of sun dancing and the other becomes a Tasmanian tiger hunter. Murray Waldren in The Australian said: "Spirituality permeates Heather Rose's first novel, White Heart, as much as the past haunts it. This story is a complex of interwoven, sometimes chimeric themes...A-class debut."[14]

Rose's second novel, The Butterfly Man, was published by UQP in 2005,[15] It recounts the story of Lord Lucan the British Peer who disappeared from his family home in London after the murder of the family nanny in 1974. The Butterfly Man won the Davitt Award for Crime Fiction Novel of the Year in 2006[16] and was shortlisted for the Nita B Kibble Award.[17] It was also longlisted for the Impac Dublin Literary Award in 2007.[18]

Heather Rose is a recipient of the prestigious international Eleanor Dark Fellowship[19] in 2007 for her then unpublished manuscript of The River Wife.

The River Wife was published in 2009 by Allen & Unwin and described as "a beautiful, modern fable about the price we pay for love – a magical and original novel".[20] It has received significant acclaim from reviewers and readers where it has been hailed for the beauty of its storytelling.[21] An abridged version of The River Wife was broadcast on Radio National in 2010.[22]

Rose has said of her first three novels: "I am passionately Tasmanian and my family has lived here many generations. I think of this book as the third in a trilogy of books that dives into the Tasmanian landscape. The first—White Heart—is a sweeping view of the island told through the lens of childhood. The second—The Butterfly Man—dives closer into the seasons and landscape of Mt Wellington, the mountain that is the backdrop to Hobart. And The River Wife dives even more deeply into the central highlands, the very heart of Tasmania, and finds there a story, a myth, a fable that is uniquely Tasmanian. Perhaps it is no surprise that is it also a love story.[23]

In 2013 Rose published her first children's novel Finding Serendipity co-authored with fellow award-winning writer Danielle Wood under the pen name Angelica Banks and published in Australia by Allen & Unwin.[24][25]

Finding Serendipity, the first in the Tuesday McGillycuddy series, has also been published in Germany by Magellan[26] and in the United States with Henry Holt (MacMIllan).[27][28]

The second book in the Tuesday McGillycuddy series—A Week Without Tuesday was published in Australian in 2015[29] and in Germany in 2015 and the United States in 2016.[30]

The third book in the series—Blueberry Pancakes Forever—was published in Australia and Germany in 2016 [31] and will be published in the United States in 2017.[32]

Rose has also been published in several collections including Some Girls Do edited by Jacinta Tynan (2007), Mosaic (2008) edited by Rosalind Bradley and Dirty Words: A Literary Dictionary of Sex (2008 – USA) terms edited by Ellen Sussman. [33]

Other publications include a number of Island magazines—for both fiction, non-fiction and reviews.[34] and publications on art including Art & Australia[35] and Art Monthly.[36]

Rose's fourth adult novel, The Museum of Modern Love—based on the life of performance artist Marina Abramović [37]— was published by Allen & Unwin in Australia in August 2016.[38] The novel won the 2017 Stella Prize[39] and the 2017 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, part of the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.[40]


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  2. ^ "Allen & Unwin – Author Display". Allenandunwin.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.rosshumandirections.com/documents/BRW_0606C.pdf
  4. ^ "TAS – Telstra Business Women's Awards". Telstrabusinesswomensawards.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  5. ^ Jana, Reena (2007-09-04). "Greenwashing, Be Gone! A tool to help companies assess their eco-friendliness". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Heather Rose | greenteam". Greenteamglobal.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  7. ^ http://www.festivalofvoices.com www.festivalofvoices.com
  8. ^ http://www.festivalofvoices.com:content:festival-history
  9. ^ "Past AbaF Award winners". Abaf.org.au. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Festival of Voices and Heather Rose". Abaf.org.au. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  11. ^ http://www.tasmanianleaders.org.au/our-people/leadership-champions
  12. ^ http://macquariepoint.com/about/the-board
  13. ^ http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2013/04/09/376477_tasmania-news.html
  14. ^ Murray Waldren, The Australian newspaper, 17 November 1999
  15. ^ "UQP – Heather Rose". Uqp.uq.edu.au. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  16. ^ http://www.penguin.com.au/products/9780702236365/butterfly-man
  17. ^ "Awards & fellowships | State Library of New South Wales". Sl.nsw.gov.au. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  18. ^ http://www.impacdublinaward
  19. ^ "Varuna The Writers' House". Varuna.com.au. 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  20. ^ "The River Wife". Allenandunwin.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  21. ^ Heather Rose. "The River Wife by Heather Rose – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  22. ^ [1][dead link]
  23. ^ "Allen & Unwin – Heather Rose". Allenandunwin.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  24. ^ https://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781743310311.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  25. ^ http://www.mybookcorner.com.au/articles/910-finding-serendipity-competition.html
  26. ^ http://www.lovelybooks.de/autor/Angelica-Banks/Tuesday-und-der-Zauber-des-Anfangs-1099516884.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  27. ^ http://us.macmillan.com/books/9781627791540.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  28. ^ AngelicaBanks. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/books/review/the-island-of-dr-libris-and-finding-serendipity.html?_r=0.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  29. ^ http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781760110376.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  30. ^ https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/angelica-banks/a-week-without-tuesday. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  31. ^ https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/childrens-fiction/Blueberry-Pancakes-Forever-Angelica-Banks-9781760110451.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  32. ^ http://www.thingsmadefromletters.com/2015/07/07/a-week-in-the-life-of-angelica-banks-win-300-books/. Retrieved 2016-02-18.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  33. ^ "Authors · The Naher Agency". Naher.com.au. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  34. ^ "Island Magazine: writers". Islandmag.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  35. ^ "Art & Australia magazine | Vol 49 No 3 Autumn 2012: Sitting with Marina, Heather Rose". Artaustralia.com. 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  36. ^ "Under our skin Issue 273". Art Monthly (273). September 2014. 
  37. ^ "Art & Australia magazine | Vol 49 No 3 Autumn 2012: Sitting with Marina, Heather Rose". Artaustralia.com. 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  38. ^ . Naher.com.au · The Naher Agency http://heatherrose.com.au/about-author/ · The Naher Agency Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2012-04-23.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  39. ^ Convery, Stephanie (18 April 2017). "Stella prize 2017: Heather Rose's The Museum of Modern Love wins award". The Guardian. 
  40. ^ Morris, Linda (22 May 2017). "Leah Purcell's The Drover's Wife takes out Book of the Year". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 

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