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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.
New and upcoming books
April 2024

The Fates
   The Palace of Curiosities (2013)
   Vixen (2014)
   The Night Brother (2017)
   What Girls Do in the Dark (2020)
   The Fates (2024)
   Everything Must Go (poems) (2012)
   Things I Did While I Was Dead (poems) (2013)
   As in Judy (poems) (2016)
Rosie Garland recommends
Composite Creatures (2021)
Caroline Hardaker
"Explores what constitutes love, how to build a life when a lot we take for granted is missing, and what it takes to ‘glue together a splitting world.’"
Paradise Block (2021)
Alice Ash
"The best weird fiction holds up a fairground mirror to what we blithely call normal, reflecting a reality that warps and flickers. In Paradise Block, Alice Ash creates a world that is disturbingly Not. Restless and unsettling, these stories take a step sideways and away from the expected. Uneasy and deliciously wrong."

Anthologies containing stories by Rosie Garland
Disturbing the Beast (2019)
An anthology of weird fiction by women

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