Nominated by:

Stadt Bibliothek Salzburg, Austria

Stadtbücherei Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Limerick City Library, Ireland

Publisher of nominated edition:

Michael Joseph, UK

Text Publishing Company, Australia

The Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion      

2015 Longlist

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday…

Meet Don Tillman.
Don is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. One thing he already knows, though, is that it’s not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you…

With the charm of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the romance of David Nicholls’ One Day, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is both funny and endearing. The Rosie Project was originally written as a screenplay, and won the Australian Writers Guild/Inception Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010.

(From Publisher)

About the Author

Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. Previously an IT consultant and educator, he wrote his first book in 1994 (the standard reference on data modelling, now entering its fourth edition), and taught at four Australian universities. He is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children.

Librarian’s Comments

This is a feel-good novel. It’s both laugh out loud funny while also sad at times. Very entertaining, yet addresses important issues about how we see the world and others.

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