Kiran Dass: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency

Kiran Dass: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency

Kiran Dass: 2021
Emerging Writers Residency
706 706 Michael King Writers Centre

The first writer to have the timing of her residency affected by the pandemic; Kiran reviews books regularly on RNZ and her writing has appeared in NZ Herald, NZ Listener, RNZThe SpinoffPantograph PunchSunday magazine, Sunday Star-Times, Landfall and The Wire (UK). She has chaired sessions at the Auckland Writers Festival, Verb Wellington, New Zealand Festival of the Arts, and WORD Christchurch. Kiran has been a judge at the PANZ Book Design Awards for the past three years and was the convening judge for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards  – Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction. Kiran contributed a chapter to the book Erewhon Calling: Experimental Sound in New Zealand and she co-hosts the books podcast Papercuts.

Kiran is going to use her residency time to work on a book for the Bloomsbury’s 33 ⅓ series. The 33 ⅓ series is a widely acclaimed ongoing collection of short books (30,000 words) which focus on individual music albums. Each album featured in the series inhabits a specific place in music history and the purpose of each book is to provide insight for fans, music lovers and scholars alike.

For the first time, the series is expanding to a collection under the banner ‘33 ⅓ Global’ which will run parallel to the 33 ⅓ series. This will include albums by artists from Oceania including New Zealand. Read more