Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas was born in Jakarta, 19 August 1979. She studied English Literature in Universitas Indonesia, Depok (2003) and received her masters in The Gothic Imagination from University of Stirling, Scotland (2005).
She is one of the founders of Komunitas BungaMatahari, a mailing list-based Indonesian poetry community that have embraced many poetry enthusiasts with its catchphrase “semua bisa berpuisi” or, roughly translated, “poetry for all”. She has published her first poetry collection, Kota Ini Kembang Api, and plans to write some more. She also has a column, From Our Breakfast Table, on The Murmur House.
She currently resides in Jakarta, with her husband and daughter. Anya, which is how people call her, may be reached via email g.c.rompas at gmail dot com or simply leave your message here.