FLESH AND BLOOD
THANK YOU TO THE LADY
Stage play, 1985
Scott using enormous doses of wit, humour and
love, not to mention skill maintains your engagement and respect. ..you
realise you are in the presence of a major new talent.
THE DOMINION WELLINGTON
Two had the House Full sign out last night for
the first production by the Working Title Theatre
co-operative. And as word speeds around about the quality of this
production , that sign is likely to be a permanent fixture on the
pavement. 'Say thank you to the Lady' fulfills the first requirement of
good theatre- it tells a story.
THE AUCKLAND STAR
substance as well as girth, this
big-hearted earth mother knocks us off our pins in Rosie Scott's Glory
this in an introspective voice that's rich in poetry and raw with
Stasio NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF
sordid first novel..whose poetic
grittiness makes these tales of Auckland's fringe people a stand-out.
unconventional heroine is unforgettable. The characterisations, the
energy and driving imagination make this a potent read.
REVIEWS, NEW YORK
|QUEEN OF LOVE
Queen of Love
shows the zest for life, the honesty,
the unsentimental tenderness and vivid-picture-making power of her
is life in all its bewildering complexity, its labyrinthine twists and
places, but here is blinding sunlight and mad joy and smells! Rosie
above all a sensual writer and to me this is the greatest thing a
Queen of Love
demonstrates… flair, gutsy
energy, vision, maturity, concern. a grip on words and the ability to
what lies beyond them - the world of illusion, discovery, despair,
IRELAND, NEW ZEALAND SUNDAY
NIGHTS WITH GRACE
Scott has written one of the finest antipodean
novels of recent
times. Nights with Grace doesn't link the personal and political, it
the rare feat of demonstrating that they are ultimately, one and the
MACGREGOR THE AUSTRALIAN
with Grace is one of the most
passion-filled Australian novels for some years... The way Rosie Scott
all the strands is quite masterful.
INDEPENDENT (Best Fiction of 1990)
City is Rosie Scott's brilliant
parable of the Australasian future... Not the
least reward of Feral City is to read an author whose style is
forceful and elegant, whose cadences linger, one for whom literary
is right work and not something bothersome or affected... Scott's
issues of moral and social responsibility, and her perception of the
inconveniences that these cause in the lives of those who recognise
the novel a gravity that sets it apart from most recent fiction of
PIERCE, THE BULLETIN
succeeds in both capturing
Faith's dreaminess and Violet's pragmatism in poetic language and in
the horror scenario of a basically unjust and exploitative reality. And
manages to make it sound like a horrific beautiful poem.
LIVES ON FIRE
on Fire is wonderfully compelling
reading, for Scott's crystalline prose never falters. It will go
the heart of any woman who has ever suffered sexual betrayal.
..a moving intimate story so effortlessly and vividly
told it seems to be projected in living colour on a screen in front of
the readers' eyes..it is moving, truthful, witty, atmospheric, vibrant
and easy- well, so good it seems easy.
KATE FITZPATRICK, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Scott's books and "Movie Dreams" was all I hoped for. "Movie Dreams" is
Scott's fifth novel and with each of her books she just seems to
keep getting better - her voice is stronger and more confident, and her
characters and story lines are richer and more complex.
among the finest
Australian road novels.
THE RED HEART
sense and a rare sensibility delineate Rosie Scott’s
collections of essays. Her calm compassion often obscures the dues-paid
reflection and scholarship but never its clarity or perceptiveness.
Its tone is gutsy yet genial, streetwise yet
sophisticated, tough minded yet affectionate, ethically and
intellectually nuanced yet prepared to affirm a cogent and coherent
world view. It is steeped in a moral philosophy that
unflinchingly confrotns the existence of cruelty, squalor and suffering
but insists on the possibility of their redemption through
acceptance, generosity and empathy.
PETER BEATSON, LANDFALL LITERARY
Singer is a radiant and unsparing portrayal of the underbelly of Sydney
life by one of Australia's finest novelists. Addiction,
obsession, betrayal and redemption coalesce in story telling so vivid
and prose so elegant it will leave you breathless.
Kings Cross - sleazy cruel and compassionate - and in the midst of it
all the wise and warm-hearted Faith Singer. With all her great gift for
narrative and characterisation, this is Rosie Scott's best novel to
Editor, (with Tom Keneally) 2004
..a collection of refugees' writing giving voices
to people not usually heard...Books like 'Another Country' provide an
alternative view -that asylum seekers are people rather than numbers,
that Australia provides punishment rather than refuge and that children
detained suffer enormously.
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
..deeply disturbing. This collection
encapsulates our collective shame.
ARNOLD ZABLE, THE AGE REVIEW BOOKS
Introduction to the 3rd edition