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Tania De Rozario is a writer, visual artist and author of four books. Her work engages with issues of gender, monstrosity, queer identity, home,and the intersections of text and image. Her latest collection, Dinner on Monster Island, (Harper Perennial, 2024), has been described as “sharp and searing” (Ms. Magazine), “unique” (Publishers Weekly), “a book with resonance” (Kirkus Reviews), "taut and riveting" (LA Times), "elegant", "droll" and "magnetic" (British Columbia Review).

Tania’s writing has won the New Ohio Review Nonfiction Contest (2020), the Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Poetry Contest (2021), Singapore’s Golden Point Award (2011), and has made the “Notable” list of Best American Essays (2021). And The Walls Come Crumbling Down (Gaudy Boy, 2020 / Math Paper Press, 2016) was a 2021 Lambda Literary Award finalist and Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press, 2013) was on the shortlist for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize. Her writing has also been cited in journals such as The Routledge Companion on Architecture and The City (Routledge, 2019),  Singapore Literature & Culture: Current Directions in a Global Context (Routledge, 2017), and TEXT - the Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. Her poetry, prose and comics have been published in journals and anthologies including Carte BlancheThe Malahat ReviewsubTerrain Magazine, New Ohio Review, Evergreen ReviewThe Laurel Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner Online Journal, Blue Lyra Review, The Margin – The Asian American Writers Workshop Journal, Softblow and Punch Drunk Press, among others. She has read/presented her writing in cities such as New York, London, Goa, Hertfordshire, Canberra, Washington DC and Portland, and has undertaken residencies at Hedgebrook (USA), Toji Cultural Centre (South Korea), Sangam House (India), The Substation (Singapore), the National University of Singapore's Centre for Quantum Technologies (Singapore), The Substation (Singapore) and The Unifiedfield (Spain). 

Tania’s visual art has been showcased in galleries and art spaces in Singapore, Moscow, Amsterdam, London, Spain and San Francisco and she has written extensively about art for both institutions and commercial publications, with a focus on art from Singapore and Southeast Asia.

For 12 years (2006-2018), Tania worked as an adjunct at Lasalle College of the Arts, where she taught a variety of classes across the McNally School of Fine Arts and the Faculty for the Creative Industries. Her most recent work there involved creating and facilitating a 12-week lecture/workshop that focused on Feminine Monstrosities in Contemporary Cinema. While is Singapore, she was also the co-founder/director of EtiquetteSG, a platform that developed and showcased art, writing and film by women from and in Singapore. Founded in 2010, its most recent work includes the development and facilitation of art and writing workshops focused on issues of gender-based violence. More recently, she spent 2-and-a-half years (2021-2023) working as an adjunct at the University of British Columbia’s School of Creative Writing, teaching Writing for Graphic Forms.

She lives and works on the traditional unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, colonially known as “Vancouver”.


FUSE // Collaboration with Lynn Lu, Bermondsey Project Space FUSE // Collaboration with Lynn Lu, Bermondsey Project Space


Selected Publication History Selected Publication History

Curation & Community

The Vagina Monologues // May 2013 The Vagina Monologues // May 2013