About
Rose Michael

My first novel, The Asking Game, was a Vogel runner-up and received an Aurealis honourable mention. It was published by Transit Lounge in 2007. That same year I co-founded Arcade Publications and left my job at the University of Melbourne. After a stint commissioning at Hardie Grant I’m back lecturing in writing and publishing, at RMIT. My second novel, The Art of Navigation, is out now with UWA Publishing.

This is a novel of time-travelling that puts all the rest in the shade.’— Brenda Walker

The Art of Navigation

UWA Publishing, 2017 > Book launch

‘a real page turner,’ Bookseller & Publisher
‘a teaser of a novel,’ The Age
‘intelligent and curiously affecting,’ The Canberra Times ‘impressive ... no tentative beginner’s piece,’ The Australian ‘an unexpected treasure,’ goodreads.com

The Asking Game

Transit Lounge, 2007

‘serious play – an interrogation of realism and the real, of the rip tide of memory, of the riddle of identity – in writing that is lyrical, edgy, intellectually provocative, and sly.’— Janette Turner Hospital

Looking-glass girl

antiTHESIS: deja vu, no.17, 2007, pp.106–13

Winner, UMPA short story prize

Monster dogs

UMPA: Muse, 2006, pp.9–14

Ready or not

Island: no.106, 2006, pp.94–6

 ‘I was thrilled when I first published Rose in Best Australian Stories 2004. She has gone on to write with great flourish – to quote one of her characters, her writing is like chilled gin “asthick as syrup, as sticky as lust”.’— Frank Moorhouse

end sex

Best Australian Short Stories 2004, Black Inc, pp.126–30

end sex

Griffith Review: Making perfect bodies, no.4, 2004, pp.213–16

A generic proposal

Traffic: Serendipity, no.9, 2007, pp.121-35

Inside the Matrix 1 & 2

Cultural Studies Review: Charlatans, no.9 & Panic, no.14

Arcade Publications

2007–2012