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The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

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ISBN 9781922147844
Barcode 9781922147844
Published 28 March 2016 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Simsion, Graeme
Series Don Tillman (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781922147844
ISBN-10 1922147842
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 28 March 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Simsion, Graeme
Series Don Tillman (part: 1)
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 304g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 667631

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year 2014 (Australia) -- Winner of Victorian Premier's Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript 2012 (Australia) -- Short-listed for ABA Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award 2014 (Australia) -- Short-listed for The Indie Awards 2014 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Waverton Good Read Award 2014 (UK)
NZ Review 'Funny and heartwarming, a gem of a book.' -- Marian Keyes 'The Rosie Project is 1930s screwball comedy updated for 2013. Hepburn and Grant in Bringing Up Baby, or Rosalind Russell and Grant in His Girl Friday have the exact same pitch, intelligence, wit and farce with a love story at the centre of it all. Madcap indeed, but like those films The Rosie Project underscored with writing meticulously judged...Extremely loud and incredibly long applause.' Age/SMH/Canberra Times/Brisbane Times 'What an endearing, funny book...a quirky love story about belonging with poignant undertones on the need for us all to be more tolerant of those with differences. A must read.' Courier Mail/Daily Telegraph 'The charm of this story is Simsion's affectionate depiction of his strange, flawed, infuriating, logical and always amusing protagonist.' Weekend Australian 'Laugh-out loud funny, poignant and so ingenious and compelling you feel as if you want to jump into the world of the novel and join in. In Don's confessionals, there are echoes of Bridget Jones, writer Nick Hornby and Amelie in the French movie hit...but essentially Don Tillman is utterly and beautifully unique and, be warned, you will fall in love with him.' Australian Women's Weekly 'One of the quirkiest, most adorable novels I've come across...This is a fresh, funny story, written with verve and great timing...I loved The Rosie Project. It's an entertaining read from start to finish, thoughtful and fun, very different and utterly charming - a brilliant first novel from a mature, clever writer.' NZ Herald on Sunday 'Graeme Simsion has created perhaps the first thoroughly comic autistic hero...This good-hearted, pacy, thoroughly enjoyable novel takes a significant step towards showing that all human variants are a potential source of life-affirming comedy.' Guardian 'Funny, endearing, and pure, wonderful escapism, this debut tells the story of the logical Professor Don Tillman and his unscientific search for a wife.' Independent '...Simsion has fashioned a very funny and touching love story...he has provided a clever satire on modern, internet-led dating, demonstrating that finding the right partner is not about the ticking of boxes, but something else: chancing upon something flawed and intangible and great, which burns like a mysterious fire.' Sunday Express 'Imagine the literary equivalent of one of those lamps prescribed for sufferers of seasonal affective disorder-a book that found the crack in our seemingly interminable winter to let laughter and light flood in.' Sunday Times UK '[Don Tillman is] one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time.' The Times 'Crackling with wit and boasting an almost perfectly calibrated heartbreak-to-romance ratio, Graeme Simsion's delightful debut, The Rosie Project, joins ranks with the best romantic comedies of our age.' Globe and Mail Canada 'An extraordinarily clever, funny, and moving book about being comfortable with who you are and what you're good at. I'm sending copies to several friends and hope to re-read it later this year. This is one of the most profound novels I've read in a long time.' Bill Gates

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Author's Bio

Graeme Simsion was born in Auckland and is a Melbourne-based business consultant and writer of short stories, plays, screenplays and two non-fiction books. The Rosie Project began life as a screenplay, winning the Australian Writers Guild/Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy before being adapted into a novel. It went on to win the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and has since been sold around the world to over forty countries where it has become an international bestseller. Sony Pictures have optioned the film rights with Graeme contracted to write the script. The Rosie Project won the 2014 ABIA for Best General Fiction Book, and was ultimately awarded Australian Book of the Year for 2014. The sequel, The Rosie Effect, was released in 2014 to great acclaim and also became a bestseller.

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