Heather Rose

Heather Rose

Heather Rose is an author of two novels – White Heart and The Butterfly Man. The Butterfly Man was shortlisted for the Nita B Kibble Award and won the 2006 Davitt Award for the Crime Fiction Novel of the Year. It was also longlisted for the 2007 IMPAC Awards in Ireland.

Heather’s first writing job at age 16 was as a columnist on windsurfing for the Tasmanian newspaper The Mercury. Leaving Tasmania at age 18 Heather travelled in Europe and Asia and then finally settled in Melbourne where she began a career as a copywriter in advertising working on everything from hardware catalogues to high profile television campaigns. Heather returned to Tasmania in 1996 where she began her first novel White Heart. Heather continues to live in Hobart with her husband, musician Rowan Smith, and their three children – Alex, Byron and Isabelle.

In the recent Angus and Roberston Top 100 Poll The Butterfly Man was voted at number 6 by Tasmanians as their all-time favourite novel.

Learn more about Heather Rose at www.heatherrose.com.au


Books by this author

The Butterfly Man
ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER 1995, Henry Kennedy wakes up and can’t remember anything—who the girl in his room is, what he is doing in Tasmania and whether he’s ever drunk gin at that time in the morning before. All he can remember is that he’s Lord Lucan—the notorious English peer who disappeared after the murder of his nanny in 1974.

This intriguing novel explores notions of truth and deception as Lord Lucan’s story gradually unfolds. The Butterfly Man won the The Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel.