Rosie Waterland is a Sydney-based author, columnist, screenwriter, and all-round funny girl media phenomenon. Her first novel, The Anti-Cool Girl, published through HarperCollins in September 2015, is a full-frontal no-holds-barred memoir about surviving the very worst that life can throw at you. In May 2016, the novel won the ABIA People’s Choice Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year.
In 2014, Rosie became a household name with her laugh-out-loud hilarious recaps of The Bachelor. Towards the end of that season, Rosie’s articles on Mamamia were getting more than one million hits with over than 6.6 million unique clicks and in excess of 450k Facebook shares. Fellow author and ABC 702 presenter Richard Glover called what she did “the best television writing since Clive James”.
Her irreverent brand of humour has been applied to topics far and wide including feminism, pop culture, awkward sex, body image and more, as told in her sold-out Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut in 2016. The show, My Life on the Couch (with Vodka), rolled out in October 2016 to packed venues nationwide. Rosie is finally making use of her formal qualifications by developing several projects for the screen as both an actor and writer whilst working on her second book, which is set to hit stores in 2017. She is also developing several podcasting ideas and a second comedy show, which will tour nationally at the end of the year.