Rosie Scott

Dr Rosie Scott is an internationally published, award-winning novelist.

Her latest novel Faith Singer was included in an international list of ‘50 Essential Reads by living Writers’ compiled by the Guardian, Orange Prize Committee and the Hay Literary Festival.

Her nine critically-acclaimed books – six novels, poetry, short stories and essays have been published and anthologised in Australia and internationally and shortlisted for the Premier’s Fiction Award, Banjo Patterson, National Book Awards and New Zealand National Book Awards.

She was appointed a permanent member of the Council of the Australian Society of Authors and received the Sydney PEN Award and a Human Rights medal nomination for her work with refugee writers.


Learning to write

MemoirTHAT MAGNIFICENT OLD monkey-apple tree shading the butcher's shop lodged in my mind through a strange trick of memory. There I was in that slow, tranced state of childhood, staring up into its layers of shining green, deep in...

On the strangeness of fiction

GR OnlineFELLINI'S COMMENT THAT ‘everything and nothing in my work is autobiographical' is a neat way of describing the mysterious way fiction and life mesh. Obviously fiction has an autobiographical basis, which expresses itself not in facts or events so...

Wild coast

GR OnlineALL THE TIME there was Piha, wonderful, free flying, fresh Piha with its knotty cliffs, black sand, wild beach, the great haunches of Lion Rock rising out of the surf – the blessed place where our family members could...

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