Rosie Garland - courtesy of Rachel Saunders Rosie Garland - courtesy of Rachel Saunders Rachel Saunders

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

  • 7.3.2015 - Interview with WordMothers!
    7.3.2015 - Interview with WordMothers! I was interviewed recently for WordMothers – a wonderful blog run by Australian writer Nicole Melanson. WordMothers is dedicated to showcasing women's work in the literary arts around the world. It features female author interviews and women in the book industry discussing what they're really passionate about.Here's the link! Or…
  • 6.3.2015 - Interview in Network Buzz #3
    6.3.2015 - Interview in Network Buzz #3 Really delighted to be interviewed in Issue 3 of Network Buzz!Here's the link:Click to read Network Buzz online or you can read the full interview here... Thomas Anderson Inclusive Networks interview 2015 has got off to a great start thank you. I'm now working for myself which is wonderful. Hope…
  • 1.3.2015 - Vixen paperback tour continues!
    1.3.2015 - Vixen paperback tour continues! The Vixen paperback launch continues!   Thanks and gratitude for the wonderful welcomes and enthusiastic audiences so far. That's Bar Wotever (London), Manchester Waterstones, The Book Case (Hebden Bridge), Booka Books (Oswestry), the WI Manchester & The Arvon Foundation at Lumb Bank!   Coming up - Word at the Y…
  • 12.2.2015 - Vixen launched in paperback
    12.2.2015 - Vixen launched in paperback 'Vixen' is out in paperback! Launched in London on 10th February at Bar Wotever, and in Manchester on Friday 13th February (lucky for some!). There are many more launch events and readings coming up in February / March 2015... check out the Gig List page for details of one close…
  • 1.2.2015 - Guest Speaker at The Arvon Foundation, Lumb Bank
    1.2.2015 - Guest Speaker at The Arvon Foundation, Lumb Bank I'm delighted to have been invited to be Guest Speaker on an Arvon course at Lumb Bank in February 2015! Looking forward to working with Adam Marek & Kerry Hudson.