Anupa Roy is a writer, librarian and author with numerous interests; especially exploring how geographical contexts shape people and our relationship to Nature. 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.
Her recent writings include heritage stories for Sentosa Group, Singapore Tourism Board, National Book Trust, India and IRRI – both in print and online. Her first forays in children’s publishing were two creative non-fiction picture books titled – Travels of Little Rice Grass, and Travels of Little Tea Leaves.
Travels of Little Rice Grass 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 Singapore National Arts Council’s Once Upon a garden city: selective Singapore writings for children and YA in 2015. Presently she is Chairperson for Wordwrights – a writers’ club under the Singapore Reading & Literacy Society.