The feel-good hit of 2013, The Rosie Project is a classic screwball romance. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. Then a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire – a sixteen-page, scientifically researched document – to 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 strangely beguiling, fiery and intelligent. And she is also on a quest of her own. She's looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might just be able to help her with – even if he does wear quick-dry clothes and eat lobster every single Tuesday night.
Winner of ABIA Australian Book of the Year 2014.
Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award – Unpublished Manuscript 2012.
Shortlisted for Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Debut Fiction 2014.
Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award – Booksellers' Choice 2014.