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
voice that'srich 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
and articulate 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 utterly compelling.
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 the imagination
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
Can literature help to recalibrate a nation's
moral compass? And can one book elevate a nation's conversation with itself
above the roar of intolerance and abuse?Big questions, and no doubt overly
ambitious ones, but A Country Too Far, a new collection of writing on
asylum-seekers edited by Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally, constitutes an important
contribution to a great moral issue of our time……..a fine book like A
Country Too Far, one that inspires both compassion and anger, can change
the way people think and act, and encourage them to expect more from themselves
and their nation.
Kremmer, Sydney Morning Herald, review of the week
Writers Festival, 2004