Rosie Garland has always been a cuckoo in the nest. She is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing with post-punk gothic band The March Violets, through to alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, cabaret chanteuse and mistress of ceremonies.
Rosie has published five solo collections of poetry and her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologized. In 2012 she won the inaugural Mslexia Novel Competition and debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' (HarperCollins) was published in 2013. Follow-up novel 'Vixen' (The Borough Press) came out in 2014. Her next novel, 'The Night Brother' is due out with The Borough Press in Spring 2017.
'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
'The Palace of Curiosities is an alternately brutal and beautiful story about love and belonging in a vividly conveyed underworld, rich in carny phantasmagoria and lyrical romance.' - The Metro
'Garland's lush prose is always a pleasure' - The Guardian
'Hugely entertaining, tough-talking ... a celebration of female sexuality, of power and liberation.' - Carol Ann Duffy