Rose Tremain’s bestselling novels have been published in thirty countries and have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (THE ROAD HOME, 2008); the Whitbread Novel of the Year (MUSIC & SILENCE); the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (SACRED COUNTRY). RESTORATION was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1989 and made into a film in 1995. The sequel, MERIVEL, was published in 2012, with the Telegraph describing the character of Robert Merivel as ‘one of the great imaginative creations in English literature of the past fifty years’. Rose was made a CBE in 2007 and was appointed Chancellor of the University of East Anglia in 2013.
Rose's most recent novel THE GUSTAV SONATA (May 2016) has won the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Award and the National Jewish Book Award, USA(fiction category). Previous awards and nominations for THE GUSTAV SONATA include: Costa Novel Award (shortlist); Walter Scott Prize (shortlist); Ondaatje Prize (shortlist); Baileys Prize (longlist). Buccaneer Media have optioned both THE GUSTAV SONATA and the much-loved THE ROAD HOME for tv adaptation, with Rose writing her own scripts for the latter.
TRESPASS a visceral psychological thriller set in the Cevennes (2010) was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 and was a Richard and Judy Book Club Spring Choice for 2011. It is in development with Left Bank Pictures as a 3-parter for television, with Rose herself scripting.
Other novels in the works for theatrical film adaptation include: MUSIC AND SILENCE for CMP Films, with Andrea Gibb on script duties and SACRED COUNTRY with director/writer Jan Dunn and producer Pippa Cross of CrossDay Productions.
Rose is also an award-winning radio dramatist. She returns regularly to the medium, working with director Gordon House and production company Goldhawk Essential, most recently on a two-part adaptation of Balzac's EUGENIE GRANDET starring Sir Ian McKellen for BBC Radio 4's Classic Serial slot (tx July/August 2014).
Rose is also writing a stage play about Wallis Simpson for English Touring Theatre.