About

Dasha Maiorova is Sydney-based writer and artist, she lives and creates on Dharawal Country.

I was born in Minsk, Belarus (then the USSR) and have a significant interest in Eastern European writing. I’m currently polishing my first novel Birch, a contemporary gothic with a literary edge set in Saint Petersburg. In 2015, Birch was long-listed for the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers. 

My next manuscript, Bury the Sun, examines the intersection between victim and perpetrator after a violent crime rattles the life of an outsider in a small Sydney suburb.

I paint writing. To view current art projects, visit my Carbonmade portfolio.

Published works

The Koel – Short story in Never Heard of Them: An anthology of emerging writers from the Illawarra &​ South Coast of NSW, edited by Caitlin White &​ Emily Crocker, 2019.

Beneath the Surface – Interview/review of ‘The Memory Pool’ by Therese Spruhan in The Big Issue November 2019.

Daphne – Prose in Baby Teeth, January 2019.

Coming Home – Essay in The Big Issue Summer Edition, December 2018.

Roadkill Hour – Short story in The Big Issue Fiction Edition, August 2018.

Red-emption – Radio play produced by ABC Radio National Airplay program as part of Illawarra Water, October 2008 (name attributed as Dasha Mairov).

Gioca, Paper-People – Short story in TIDE vol. 5, 2008.

Plate Dynasty – Poetry in Voiceworks no. 70, 2007.

The Teeth of Roses – Short story in Voiceworks no. 70, 2007.