The Purple Wallpaper
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About the AuthorRecently named ‘literary hero’ by The Skinny, Rosie is a UK-based novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets. She also performs twisted cabaret as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. With a passion for language nurtured by public libraries, she started out in spoken word, garnering praise from Apples and Snakes as ‘one of the country’s finest performance poets’. Her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologised. Her sixth solo collection, ‘As In Judy’ has just been published with Flapjack Press. Her firm belief in the power of persistence stems from personal experience. Following twelve years at a reputable literary agency (who failed to place her novels), in 2011 she entered the inaugural Mslexia Novel Competition and won. This debut novel was published as ‘The Palace of Curiosities’ (HarperCollins 2013) and was nominated for both The Desmond Elliott and the Polari First Book Prize. Second novel, ‘Vixen’, was a Green Carnation Prize nominee. Her next novel, ‘The Night Brother’ is due out in Spring 2017. She lives in Manchester and is currently developing a new musical project, Time-Travelling Suffragettes.
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