Tania De Rozario is a writer and visual artist engaged with issues of gender, sexuality, home, memory and horror. She is the author of Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press, 2013), And The Walls Come Crumbling Down (Math Paper Press, 2016 & Gaudy Boy, 2020), and Somewhere Else, Another You (2018, Math Paper Press). She was the 2020 winner of the New Ohio Review Nonfiction Contest, the 2021 winner of the Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Poetry Contest and the 2011 winner of Singapore’s Golden Point Award for English Poetry. In addition, And The Walls Come Crumbling Down was a 2021 Lambda Literary Award finalist, and Tender Delirium was on the shortlist for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize. Her essay collection, Dinner on Monster Island, is forthcoming with Harper Perennial.
Tania's writing has 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 Blanche, The Malahat Review, subTerrain Magazine, New Ohio Review, Evergreen Review, The 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, 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, the Faculty For the Creative Industries and the School of Fashion Design. Her most recent work there involved creating and facilitating a 12-week lecture/workshop that focused on Feminine Monstrosties in Contemporary Cinema. She was also the director and co-founder of EtiquetteSG, a platform that develops and showcases 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.
Tania is currently an adjunct lecturer with the University of British Columbia, where she attained her MFA in Creative Writing with the support of scholarships including the Tina & Morris Wagner Foundation Fellowship, the Brissenden Scholarship in Creative Writing and a UBC Faculty of Arts Graduate Award.
Background photo: Rajeswariy D/O Rasoo