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Romy Ash’s debut novel Floundering, described by Robert Drewe as ‘suspenseful, tough and moving’, was shortlisted for the 2011 Vogel Award. She also writes short fiction and non-fiction that has been published in various journals and magazines.
Byron Bay. My parents were hippies, of sorts, we lived in the rainforest, swum at the beach, and I didn’t wear shoes until school.
Waitress, Cook, Pollinator at a seed development farm – I have a very steady hand, police transcript checker, artist’s assistant. I have taught writing at The University of Melbourne for the last five years.
Relationships between siblings, family, loss, love.
The reception of Floundering. My favourite quote from Cate Kennedy, ‘Utterly convincing. These boys are so real you will lie awake worrying about them, hoping that somehow they will find their way through.’
Floundering published by Text Publishing in Australia. I have short stories and non-fiction published in journals and magazines such as The Big Issue. Food writing published on trotski-ash.com and in Yen magazine.
Breakfast. Reading. The ocean.