17 March 2017
Romy Ash is a Melbourne-based writer of fiction and non-fiction as well as essays. She was born in Byron Bay and grew up in a tropical fruit farm in the rainforest. Today she is living in Melbourne and has won several major literary prizes.
Her debut novel Floundering was published in Australia in 2012, and has been the beneficiary of much acclaim. It was snapped up by the astute Melbourne publishing house Text, a champion of quality Australian writing.
In 2013 it was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award, Commonwealth Book Prize, and won the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists Award. She has been anthologised in Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays.