This is my writing résumé. For my technical creds, please visit my database and programming website, RDBMS Insight.


Award-winning fiction and non-fiction writer and translator. Bachelor’s degree awarded in Philosophy and Mathematics from Harvard University (Magna cum laude). Niche specializations in technology, science, and health.


1999      A. B. (Magna cum laude), Harvard University, Philosophy and Mathematics
2018      Writers of the Future speculative fiction workshop


  • 2020      CANSCAIP Writing for Children Winner, Picture Books category – How To Draw Everything Bunnies
  • 2018      Writers of the Future 34 Q3 3rd Place – “A Bitter Thing”


  • 2021      Shortlisted for Rosetta Prize – “Cousin Entropy” (translation)
  • 2021      Pushcart nomination – “By the Light of the Stars”


  • 2020      Awarded Ontario Arts Council grant for Literary Creation Projects
  • 2020      Awarded Ontario Arts Council recommender grants


Please see https://nrmroshak.com/stories/ for a full list of fiction and non-fiction publications.

Literary employment

Professional Memberships

Society of Childrens’ Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) PAL Member
Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) Active Member

Subject matter expertise

  • Technology: 15 years’ experience in, and writing about, programming and database administration
  • Health and medical: Evidence-based health researcher and writer
  • Communication: 20 years’ experience writing about complex ideas in tech and medicine
  • Fiction: Award-winning speculative fiction and childrens’ author


  • Bilingual in English and French
  • Award-nominated translator from French into English