JJ Rose

JJ (James) Rose is a journalist, author, communications and media specialist, academic and former political advisor who has worked in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. 

He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Al-Jazeera, The Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post and the South China Morning Post, amongst others.


He has worked as a global media advisor for Morgan Tsvangirai, Aung San Suu Kyi, Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson,Vaclav Havel and the Burmese Government in exile, and was Advisor to the former Special Humanitarian Envoy for the World Food Program, Hon. Abdulaziz bin Mohamed Arrukban.


In recent years, he has taught Journalism at Brisbane’s Griffith University.


As a teenager, James trialled with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City and Brentford, and was offered a youth contract with Eddie Thomson’s Sydney City Slickers. He's not a fan of the billionaire's club, otherwise known as the EPL, but if pushed he would turn up at a West Ham game and he occasionally Roars for Brisbane. He still dreams of the '06 Socceroos Golden Generation, Guus and the lost opportunities.


He is founder of The Kick Project, a registered charity which aims to bring conflict or challenged communities together through football, whose pilot program includes Rohingya FC made up of Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.


In 2011, he published his first novel Virus, a political thriller, and in 2001 wrote Ethical and Active Shareholding – an Australian investor’s guide.

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Release: May 2022


A football novel based around a bid for the greatest prize in football – the World Cup – and the race to ensure it isn’t awarded to a country called Qatem. Ethics detective Asher Fox, his Ugandan side-kick, and the world’s leading footballer join forces to rid the world game of corruption and elitism. But major world powers are involved and the waters are well and truly muddied. 

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JJ Rose