Anya Rompas

Indonesia

Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas begins her writing career by establishing an online poetry collective called Komunitas BungaMatahari in 2000. Now, she is one of the organisers of Paviliun Puisi, a monthly poetry open mic in Jakarta. Her second book of poetry, Non-Spesifik, is now being translated into English with support from the Emerging Translators Mentorship 2018-19 program, organised by the National Centre of Writing in Norwich, UK. She received Honourable Mention from the 2018 Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry. She is a WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange) Fellow in 2018 as part of a residency program organised by RMIT University and has received a travelling grant to Scotland from Indonesia’s National Book Committee and the Ministry of Education and Culture through the Indonesian Writing Residency 2018 program. Her latest works are upcoming in two anthologies in Australia and the UK, The Near and the Far: Volume 2 by Scribe Publication and On Relationships by 3 of Cups. She writes both in Indonesian and in English.