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The Museum of Modern Love/The Lace Weaver

Heather Rose + Lauren Chater

Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland




#About the event


Heather Rose

Heather Rose

Heather Rose is the author of seven novels including her latest novel The Museum of Modern Love

The Museum of Modern Love is the 2017 winner of the Stella Prize for the best book (fiction or non-fiction) written by an Australian woman. It won the 2017 Christina Stead Prize in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the Margaret Scott Prize and the People’s Choice in the Tasmanian Premier’s Prizes. It was also shortlisted for the Australian Literary Society Medal and the Queensland Premier’s Prizes and longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. It will be published internationally in 2018 in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Heather’s other novels for adults are: The River Wife (2009), The Butterfly Man (2005) and White Heart (1999). For children, Heather writes with Danielle Wood under the pen-name Angelica Banks. Their novels are: Finding Serendipity (2013), A Week Without Tuesday (2015) and Blueberry Pancakes Forever (2016) and are also published internationally.  

Heather lives by the sea in Tasmania. Her idea of a perfect day is one that involves writing, swimming, painting and laughing.

Lauren Chater

Lauren Chater

Lauren Chater writes historical fiction with a particular focus on women’s stories. After working in the media sector for many years, she turned her passion for reading and research into a professional pursuit. In 2014, she was the successful recipient of the Fiona McIntosh Commercial Fiction scholarship. In addition to writing fiction, she established The Well Read Cookie, a blog which celebrates her love of baking and literature.

She lives in Sydney with her husband and two children. The Lace Weaver is her first novel, and she is currently working on her second, Gulliver’s Wife.

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