Rosalie Ham


Rosalie Ham was born, and raised in Jerilderie, NSW, Australia. She completed her secondary education at St Margaret's School, Berwick in 1972. After travelling and working at a variety of jobs (including aged care) for most of her twenties, Rosalie completed a Bachelor of Education majoring in Drama and Literature (Deakin University, 1989), and achieved a Master of Arts, Creative Writing (RMIT, Melbourne) in 2007. Her first novel, The Dressmaker was published in 2000. Her second novel, Summer at Mount Hope was published in 2005. Rosalie has also had stories published in Meanjin, The Age, The Bulletin and Invisible Ink. When she is not writing, Rosalie teaches literature.

Author Lives In: Melbourne

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I was at the Australian Book Industry Awards on Monday night when I heard that Di Gribble was unwell. Di’s incredible contribution to book publishing in this country is phenomenal. I don’t know Di personally but so many wonderful reading memories come from books McPhee Gribble published back in the 1980s, authors of the ilk of Helen Garner, Murray Bail, Tim Winton and many other Australian authors...

FRIDAY Astred Hicks was the cover designer on my Mac Slater, Coolhunter books and now she has designed the splotchy, goopy, messed-up internals of My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up. Here, she gives insight into the book design process.   1. Where do you begin when considering how to lay out a book? What inspired your approach to My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up? The brief for My...

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