Rosie Waterland is an author, screenwriter and sort-of comedian/actor.
Her irreverent brand of humour has been applied to topics including feminism, pop culture, body image, television, mental health and more. Rosie’s first book, The Anti Cool Girl, published by HarperCollins in 2015, was a critically acclaimed national bestseller, shortlisted for an Indie Book Award, the Russell Prize for Humour Writing and two Australian Book Industry Awards, including best biography and best new writer of the year. The Anti Cool Girl sold over 45,000 copies in its first five months in stores, and Rosie’s highly anticipated second book will be published in July 2017.
Rosie is developing her own television series with Matchbox Pictures and is a contributing writer on multiple Australian TV shows. She was also co-star and creator of ABC satirical political documentary series, What’s Going On: With Jamila Rizvi and Rosie Waterland, which first aired in 2016 and can now be seen on ABC iview.
Rosie debuted her first live one-woman show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in March 2016, called My Life On The Couch (with vodka). The show sold out every performance, and Rosie took the show on a sold-out national tour in October of the same year. Her second one-woman show, Crazy Lady, will be touring Australia in September 2017.
Rosie rose to popularity in 2013, with her satirical recaps of the first season of The Bachelor Australia. Towards the end of season 2, Rosie’s recaps on mamamia.com.au received more than 6.6 million unique clicks and in excess of 450,000 Facebook shares. Fellow author and ABC presenter Richard Glover called what she did “the best television writing since Clive James.”
Rosie’s work has been published by the Mamamia Women’s Network (where she was a senior editor until 2015), Huffington Post US, UK and Germany, Role Reboot, Cleo magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Sunday Life and Spectrum. Along with her own books, Rosie has also been featured in several popular anthologies.