I am delighted to write that on Sunday 28th April my second novel The Insistent Garden became the recipient of the Margaret Laurence Fiction Award in Winnipeg, Canada.
‘Rosie Chard’s second novel is full of tension and mystery as it tells the story of a shy young woman slowly exploring the secrets of her reclusive family. Chard recreates the feel of the English Midlands in 1969 with a surprising and compelling plot, characters who are off-kilter but believable, and a villain you feel justified in hating.’
Thomas Trofimuk. (Jury member)