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Rosetta Allan

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Rosetta Allan is an Auckland based novelist, poet, and short fiction writer. Born in Putaruru, Rosetta grew up in the Hawkes Bay, then studied at the University of Auckland, obtaining her Masters of Creative Writing with First Class Honours in 2017, and was the recipient of the Sir James Wallace Masters of Creative Writing Scholarship.
Rosetta released her first volume of poetry, Little Rock, in 2007. This was followed by a second, Over Lunch, in 2010. She was awarded Kathleen Grattan Award for best series of poetry 2010, and Metonomy Award for best poem Award 2010.
In 2014, Rosetta published her first novel, a re-imagining of the 1865 Otahuhu murders, called Purgatory. Reviewer John McCrystal noted her talent for characterisation, “accompl
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Purgatory

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The Unreliable People

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New essay published in Griffith Review

Griffith Review #48
Enduring Legacies
Essay by Rosetta Allan - 'Dear Mother - Songs of the Kamikaze'
Released April 15, 2015.
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Extraordinary. Particularly impressed by the characterisation drawn through dialogue. That's a particular strength right there.
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For a debut novel, this book is astonishing.
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“If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.”
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But never doubt I love.”
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