Poet, writer and performance artist Rosie Garland is a face long-term Manchester residents will recall as Rosie Lugosi, the Vampire Queen. Famous on the performance circuit in the early noughties, she’s got a whole host of skills under her cape as it happens  – including novel writing. Her forthcoming debut book, The Palace of Curiosities, is a magical realist tale, telling the story of Eve and Abel who, cast out from Victorian London society, find fame as star performers The Lion Faced Girl and The Flayed Man. Garland has five collections of poetry to her name, and in 2011 won Myslexia’s Women’s Novel Competition for Undiscovered Novelists. Now with a book deal with Harper Collins to add to the collection, join Rosie – or her alter ego Rosie Lugosi – as she launches her first published novel. Tickets are available in shop or via  Twitter @WaterstonesMCR.

Wed 27 Mar, Waterstones, 91 Deansgate, M3 2BW. Tel: 0161 837 3000, 7pm, £3, www.rosiegarland.com

Wed 27 Mar
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Wed 20 Mar 2013