About Rose

Rose Hartley

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Rose Hartley’s debut novel Maggie’s Going Nowhere was published in 2020 by Penguin Random House. She graduated from the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in San Diego and works for a non-profit organisation. She lives in Adelaide with her cat, Doris, and her 1962 caravan, Cecil.

Rose is an award-winning poet and has been selected for a Varuna fellowship, residencies at Writers SA and Manning Clark House, and the South Australian Hachette Mentoring Program.

Her story “No Other Men in Mitchell” was nominated for an Australian Shadows Award and her poem “Metal Fume Fever” won the 2014 Axel Clark Memorial Prize for Poetry. She has also been longlisted for the Ron Pretty Poetry Prize and the Richell Prize for Unpublished Manuscripts.

Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare, Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Rights, and f(r)iction, and her non-fiction can be found in The Guardian.

Rose holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) from the University of Melbourne. She is represented by Catherine Drayton at InkWell Management Literary Agency and lives in Adelaide, Australia.

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