The Australian Romance Readers Association will be hosting a book-signing event this August in Melbourne. Held in conjunction with the Romance Writers of Australia conference there will be over 70 romance authors in attendance, including Text's own Graeme Simsion.
Graeme Simsion was born in Auckland and is a Melbourne-based 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 It went on to win the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and has since been sold around the world to over forty countries. 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. Graeme has since delivered an equally charming sequel, The Rosie Effect – a hilarious romantic comedy which again follows characters Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman.
Tickets on sale from 15 July.