Anupa Roy is a technical writer, librarian and author with numerous interests. Her deepest interests lie in exploring how history in a geographical context shapes a culture and its people; she uses this to explore the human relationship to Nature in her writings and readings.
Having worked for a number of years as librarian and consultant, in school and special libraries, she specialises in collection development and children’s literature collections.
She has taught technical writing in India and Nature writing and awareness in sporadic workshops at Singapore. From technical manuals to textbooks, she has a wide experience in writing and adapting simple English to technical writing.
Her recent writings include heritage stories for Sentosa, Mount Faber and the Singapore Tourism Board , National Book Trust, India and IRRI – both in print and online as well as some for oral retelling.
Her first forays in children’s publishing were two creative non-fiction picture books titled –
Travels of Little Rice Grass
Travels of Little Tea Leaves
The first book on history of Rice was shortlisted for the 2012 Beyond Words Competition in Singapore. It was also featured at the AFCC 2014 by International Rice research Institute and mentioned in the IRRI News.
Anupa was featured in the National Arts Council’s Once Upon a garden city: selective Singapore writings for children and YA in 2015
Born in East India, Calcutta Anupa has a degree in library and information science and a postgraduate in English literature. She also happens to have a first Aid and CPR certification. Apart from writing she enjoys spending time with youngsters and delving into old recipes.