Thursday, June 06, 2013

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion will speak about his book "The Rosie Project: A Novel" in Canberra, 5:45pm, 18 June 2013 (RSVP). It came as a surprise when I received an email from Graeme about his novel. I only knew Graeme as a data modeling expert, admittedly one who told wonderful stories as part of the education he provided. In reading the Rosie Project I could hear Graeme's voice and his development as a story teller. If you watch "Big Bang Theory" you will enjoy The Rosie Project.
Please join us to hear Graeme Simsion speak about The Rosie Project.

Tuesday June 18
5.45 for 6.00pm

RSVP Monday June 17
Telephone 6295 6723 or

Don Tillman is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet.
But he has designed the Wife Project, using a sixteen-page questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.
Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent and beautiful. And on a quest of her own to find her biological father—a search that Don, a professor of genetics, might just be able to help her with.
The Wife Project teaches Don some unexpected things. Why earlobe length is an inadequate predictor of sexual attraction. Why quick-dry clothes aren’t appropriate attire in New York. Why he’s never been on a second date. And why, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love: love finds you.

Graeme Simsion worked as a computer operator, programmer and database specialist before founding a consulting business in 1982. By the time he sold Simsion Bowles & Associates in 1999, it had grown to some seventy staff in three cities. Graeme had built an international reputation in data management and written the standard text on data modelling. Until the success of The Rosie Project enabled him to concentrate on his writing, he continued to deliver seminars around the world.

The Rosie Project is 1930s screwball comedy updated for 2013. Hepburn and Grant in Bringing Up Baby, or Rosalind Russell and Grat in His Girl Friday have the exact same pitch, intelligence, wit and farce with a love story at the centre of it all. Madcap indeed, but like those films The Rosie Project underscored with writing meticulously judged. Simsion is in his 50s and it is astonishing that this is his first novel, although he has said he worked on it for years. It shows. This is hand-polished writing. The novel has already been sold internationally into more than 30 countries, a success before it was published here. Extremely loud and incredibly long applause.’
Age/SMH/Canberra Times/Brisbane Times

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