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An Award-Winning Author & Brand New Stand-Up Writer Act

February 20, 2014

On 1 April you’re invited to a reading & talk by multi-talented Rosie Garland and the unveiling of a brand new stand-up writer act by Arnold Jansen op de Haar.

We’re proud to be the publishers of Rosie Garland’s moving poetry collection Everything Must Go, but apart from being a wonderful poet Rosie has several other careers on the go.

She is a performance artist under the name of Rosie Lugosi, she’s a singer in the March Violets and she’s a noted novelist. In March 2012 she won the Mslexia Novel Competition and shortly afterwards got a two-book deal with Harper Collins. Her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities was published in March 2013 to excellent reviews, and her second novel will be published in June 2014.

Rosie will read from The Palace of Curiosities and tell us about her remarkably varied career and her thoughts on being a writer. 

In 1995, Arnold Jansen op de Haar quit his career as an officer in the Dutch Grenadier Guards to become a full time writer. His work including poetry, Yugoslav Requiem (full collection), and novels, King of Tuzla & Angel, have been  published by leading Dutch publishers as well as in the UK by Holland Park Press.

Over the years he has also gained a reputation as a perceptive columnist who offers his off-beat views on many aspects of life, great and small. He’s now taking this to a new level with the launch of his stand-up writer routine.

Get a preview by watching Arnold’s video invitation.

The event starts at 7pm on Tuesday 1 April in Great Western Studios, 65 Alfred Road W2 5EU. The nearest tube station is Royal Oak and this map gives you more details.

Just £5 entitles you to watch two literary gems sparkle brightly. You can pay at the door and reserve places by sending us an email: