Part political thriller, part family saga and part love letter to Tasmania, Bruny is the most ambitious novel yet from the Stella Prize– and Christina Stead Prize–winning author of The Museum of Modern Love. Opening with an explosive terrorist act, Bruny immerses us in a future where America has withdrawn from the UN, a king sits on the British throne and China is building a bridge between Hobart and Bruny Island. Heather Rose discusses her subversive tale of a new world order with Lex Hirst.

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Heather Rose (Australian)

Heather Rose

Heather Rose is the Australian author of eight novels, writing for both adults and children. Her books have been shortlisted, longlisted or won awards for literary fiction, crime fiction, fantasy/science fiction and children's literature. Her seventh novel, The Museum of Modern Love, notably won the 2017 Stella Prize and the Christina Stead Prize. Her latest book is Bruny. Heather lives by the sea in Tasmania.

Lex Hirst (Australian)

Lex Hirst

Lex Hirst is the publisher at social-purpose publishing house Pantera Press. A former editor and festival director, she's always on the lookout for strong voices, great storytelling, big ideas and books that spark conversation, imagination and change.