Topaz Winters (Goodreads / IMDb) is a writer, actress, creative director, & multidisciplinary artist working with a foundation in literature. Her work has been published in Wildness, Cosmonauts Avenue, & DIALOGIST, profiled in The Straits Times, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, & Expat Living, & commended by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the National YoungArts Foundation, & Button Poetry, among others. Named “a powerful writer … who masters each emotional register with both skill and a genuine, heartfelt joy for language” by editor Heleen de Boever, she is the author of three books, most recently poems for the sound of the sky before thunder (Math Paper Press, 2017), which debuted at the Singapore Writers’ Festival. She is the youngest Singaporean ever to be nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
On her blog at topazwinters.com, Topaz shares stories of warmth & memory, love & resilience, language & heritage, softness & savagery, & how to create beautiful things for those still listening. Her work has garnered over two million views from readers across the world. She serves as the editor-in-chief & creative director at Half Mystic, an international, independent small press & literary journal dedicated to the celebration of music in all of its forms. In addition, she wrote & starred in the critically-acclaimed short film SUPERNOVA (dir. Ishan Modi, 2017), an official selection for the Newark International, Across Asia Youth, Laurie Nelson, My Rode Reel, & CINE Golden Eagle Film Festivals. For her performance in SUPERNOVA she received the Best Actress award in the Singapore International Student Film Festival.
Topaz is deeply fond of tea, films, wildflowers, & the colour of the sky when nothing is dreaming of it. She was born in 1999 & resides in Singapore. In 2019, she will begin studying creative writing & film at Princeton University. She is in love with most quiet things. She is grateful you’re here.