Born in Canberra, Australia, whilst her father was there finishing his PhD. Anna Sulan grew up in Sarawak, Malaysia and Auckland, New Zealand, and moving to London at to study performing arts.
Her father is Iban, a tribe from Sarawak, and her mother is a New Zealander of Scottish decent. The continued crossing of borders and cultures has made Anna Sulan acutely aware of changing identities.
Her career has span hospitality, the corporate world and the arts.
In early 2014 she completed her doctorate, looking at how identity changes when space and location changes. It was through dance, storytelling and food that these concepts of changing identities were embodied - more details here.
Journalistically Anna Sulan writes about food and the hospitality industry - including publications London Eater, At The Table magazine and industry publication CODE. In 2017 her poetry was exhibited, as a collaborative work, with photographer Katherine Leedale at Our / London’s gallery space in East London.
She co-founded the popular Voices At The Table events with editor Miranda York, which brings together the food, literary and performance world for a literary salon around food; which is now a podcast.
In 2014 Anna Sulan founded the TMRW project, which looks to support and develop those in the hospitality industry.
She also works as a brand and communications consultant with PR expert Frankie Reddin on various food and cultural projects, under A + F Creative. This work has so far spanned the UK, France and Estonia.
Food is a huge part of Anna Sulan's identity and it continuously features in her writing, performance and research.
"Ask any Malaysian they will tell you that we can talk about food 24/7, if given half that chance! Food is fun. It is how we build home and is very much how we learn to navigate our belonging - it is emotional, visceral but mostly - it is fun."