Rosie Waterland is an author, columnist, screenwriter and comedian.
Rosie initially rose to popularity in 2013, with her satirical recaps of the first season of The Bachelor Australia. Rosie’s first book, a memoir about her difficult childhood called The Anti-Cool Girl, (HarperCollins) published in 2015 was as a critically acclaimed national bestseller, shortlisted for a 2016 Indie Book Award, the 2017 Russel Prize For Humour Writing, and two 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards, including best biography and best new writer of the year. Rosie won the 2016 ABIA People’s Choice Matt Richell New Writer of the Year Award.
Her second book, Every Lie I’ve Ever Told, published in 2017 also went on to become a national bestseller, subsequently being named number 41 in the Dymocks Top 101 Books Of All Time list.
She was co-star and creator of ABC comedic political documentary series, What’s Going On: With Jamila Rizvi and Rosie Waterland.
Rosie debuted her first live sold-out one-woman show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in March 2016, My Life On The Couch (with vodka). Her second one-woman show, Crazy Lady, had a sold-out national tour the following year. Her third show, Kid Chameleon, is touring Australia in 2021.
In 2017, Rosie created and produced a podcast based on her first book, The Anti-Cool Girl, called Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie. It won the 2018 Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) for Best Original Podcast. To date it has been downloaded more than 8 million times.
Rosie’s current podcast, Just The Gist, won the Australian Podcast Award for Best Entertainment Podcast in 2020.
Rosie has signed a two-book fiction deal with HarperCollins Australia. The first of these books will be published in 2022.
Rosie’s life and career achievements were turned into an episode of Australian Story, which aired on ABC in April of 2019 and is currently available on ABC iView.
She is making use of her formal qualifications by developing several film and television projects as well as a novel.
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