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Rose Michael Rose Michael i(A11274 works by)
Born: Established: ca. 1973
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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1 A Conversation, In Speculation Rose Michael (interviewer), Catherine McKinnon (interviewer), 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , May 2021;

'This conversation took place over the summer of 2020/21. We were looking for a new way to discuss, to essay about, speculative fiction. Should we write each other letters? Emails? We talked on the phone and started writing/overwriting a shared googledoc, extending our edits into a conversation that teased out ideas – asking and answering, testing and challenging each other. Wow, we thought, is that what you think. Okay…' (Introduction)

1 The Ninch Rose Michael , 2021 single work short story
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 80 no. 1 2021; Meanjin Online 2021;
1 Genetic Drift Rose Michael , 2020 single work short story
— Appears in: Antipodes , vol. 34 no. 2 2020; (p. 367-373)
1 We Thought We Knew What Summer Was Susan Ballard , Hannah Brasier, , Sholto Buck , David Carlin , Sophie Langley , Joshua Lobb , Brigid Magner , Catherine McKinnon , Rose Michael , Peta Murray , Francesca Rendle-Short , Lucinda Strahan , Stayci Taylor , 2020 single work prose poetry
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , December vol. 10 no. 2 2020;
1 Fragile Y Rose Michael , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Going Down Swinging , no. 39 2018; (p. 313-329)
1 Why Speculate – the Current State of ‘Spec-Fic’ Publishing Rose Michael , Cat Sparks , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 51 2018;

'This collaborative paper explores how the ‘spec-fic’ category may be responding to contemporary political and environmental challenges. It presents two case studies, in the personal writing and professional publishing experiences of authors Rose Michael and Cat Sparks, to consider the ways speculative fiction engages with real-world concerns. The paper acknowledges the genre’s contested relationship to harder-to-categorise cross-genre or interstitial forms of non-realist fiction, as well as its obvious antecedents in science fiction and its arguable overlap with ‘big L’ literature. As creative practitioners and published authors who dis/identify with generic labels in different ways, the authors contend that the use, misuse, and abuse of genre conventions has been, and continues to be, personally and professionally productive – particularly in a contemporary publishing landscape impacted by changes to technology and platforms that have transformed traditional relationships and roles.'  (Publication abstract)

1 How Speculative Fiction Gained Literary Respectability Rose Michael , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 2 November 2018;

'I count myself lucky. Weird, I know, in this day and age when all around us the natural and political world is going to hell in a handbasket. But that, in fact, may be part of it.

'Back when I started writing, realism had such a stranglehold on publishing that there was little room for speculative writers and readers. (I didn’t know that’s what I was until I read it in a reader’s report for my first novel. And even then I didn’t know what it was, until I realised that it was what I read, and had always been reading; what I wrote, and wanted to write.) Outside of the convention rooms, that is, which were packed with less-literary-leaning science-fiction and fantasy producers and consumers.'  (Introduction)

1 2 y separately published work icon The Art of Navigation Rose Michael , Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2017 11551062 2017 single work novel fantasy

'The year of the Slippery When Wet Tour three girls leave their safe suburban world to spend a life-changing night in a forest on the outskirts of Melbourne, where they plan a half-serious séance to call forth bushranger Ned Kelly. A world away in time Edward Kelley - alchemist, necromancer and crystal ball 'scryer' for Elizabeth I's astrologist Doctor Dee - is beset by visions. Narratives from 1987, 1587 and 2087 merge and converge as this gothic ghost story becomes a fantastic tale of possession in a blazing work of speculative fiction. ' (Publication summary)

1 Pool Rose Michael , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Review of Australian Fiction , vol. 19 no. 2 2016;
1 Behind Closed Doors Rose Michael , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , October vol. 94 no. 2 2014; (p. 14-15)
'Ten years ago, as a lecturer in the publishing and communications program at the University of Melbourne, Rose Michael hosted a debate on the then-contentious topic of whether the marketing tail wagged the publishing dog. Having spent the past four years as a commissioning editor—and the past year canvassing industry opinions for her PhD—she now suspects commissioners have internalised other in-house roles in response to current publishing pressures.'
1 A Bookseller's History : Exploring the Market Rose Michael , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 89 no. 1 2009; (p. 20-21)
1 Looking-glass Girl Rose Michael , 2007 single work short story
— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 17 no. 2007; (p. 106-113)
1 What's in a Name? Rose Michael , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 87 no. 1 2007; (p. 28-30)
Rose Michael talks with members of the publishing community about the use and market value of imprints.
1 Ready or Not? Rose Michael , 2006 single work short story
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 106 2006; (p. 94-98)
1 Walking with Indigenous Authors Rose Michael , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 85 no. 9 2006; (p. 26-28)
'Indigenous publishers talk ... about what makes them different, and what makes them the same, as other presses.'
1 Passing the Baton Rose Michael , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February vol. 85 no. 7 2006; (p. 22-23)
Rose Michael talks with several publishers, including Ivor Indyk from Giramondo Press and Michael Heyward from Text, about 'succession planning' for publishing houses.
1 Stock Global, Sell Local Rose Michael , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , November vol. 85 no. 5 2005; (p. 10-11)
Editor's note: Local authors present booksellers with more than just a sales opportunity, they can make the whole relationship (the selling and the reading) more intimate.
1 What Price Ebooks? Rose Michael , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Campus Bookseller & Publisher , August 2005; (p. 10-11)
1 1 Secret Agent Women Rose Michael , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 85 no. 1 2005; (p. 12-13)
1 Untitled Rose Michael , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 84 no. 11 2005; (p. 29)

— Review of Balanda : My Year in Arnhem Land Mary Ellen Jordan , 2005 single work autobiography