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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

  • 7.7.2014 - Vixen is Best Historical Fiction in Grazia
    7.7.2014 - Vixen is Best Historical Fiction in Grazia Vixen has been dubbed 'Best for Historical Fiction fans' in Grazia's Summer reading list!
  • 12.6.2014 - Butcher's Dog issue 3
    12.6.2014 - Butcher's Dog issue 3 I'm delighted that my poem, The Correct Digging of Latrines, is featured in issue #3 of Butcher's Dog poetry magazine, out June 2014. London launch to be confirmed! Click to vist Butcher's Dog website & buy copies
  • The March Violets 'Into the Sun' Tour - West Coast USA
    The March Violets 'Into the Sun' Tour - West Coast USA The March Violets are doing a little West Coast Tour this June! First up: June 21 - Seattle – El Corazon. June 22 - Portland - The Hive @ Star Theater. June 25 - San Francisco - Death Guild @ DNA Lounge. June 27 - Vegas - Scarlet @ LVCS.…
  • 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…