of substance as well as girth, this big-hearted earth mother knocks us
off our pins in Rosie Scott's Glory Days-all this in an introspective
rich in poetry and raw with anguish.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS
Her work is
sensuously alive like that of
few other writers- I can think only of
Colette and Edna O'Brien.
first novel..whose poetic grittiness makes these tales of Auckland's
fringe people a stand-out. This unconventional heroine is
unforgettable. The characterisations, the sheer energy and driving
imagination make this a potent read.
KIRKUS REVIEWS, NEW YORK
continues to reveal her great gifts as a
creator of the mumblings of the human heart.
HANRAHAN, THE MELBOURNE AGE.
Rosie Scott is a born writer. She
fluency, honesty, cheek and charm
and insatiable curiosity. She is a
storyteller who stops to examine everything.
KENNEALLY, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Scott's best writing is breathtaking.
Here is an author who entices her
readers into complacency only to
with inspired passages as rich
and evocative as any in literature… At
Rosie Scott's writing is reminiscent
the work of the Columbian genius Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
Her work is
sensuous. She uses language that is rich,
elegant and poetic, above all
is an honesty about her work that is
LITSON, MORE MAGAZINE
times more than ever we need
writers clear-sighted enough to see
through the lies and brave enough
out against them. Rosie Scott is
such a writer. We
need writers like Scott with her buoyant spirit and faith in
humanity, with her clarity and verve.
HANLEY, CANBERRA TIMES
MURRAY-SMITH, THE AUSTRALIAN
She never compromises her commitment to the integrity,
clarity of vision and
moral seriousness that are the hallmarks of great
KATHERINE ENGLAND, ADELAIDE ADVERTISER
Scott weaves a pattern of
relationships that are charged with ecstasy,
hope, paranoia fear, "the
and slime of it all." In the process she not only stirs
vigorously, she also touches the heart.
KING, METRO MAGAZINE
Rosie Scott is one
of the finest
writers working in this country (though like
Jane Campion she's a New
She's wise, witty, sharply observant,
truthful and empathetic.
SUSAN GEASON, THE SYDNEY SUN HERALD
Writers Festival, 2004