Welcome! I’m Dasha Maiorova (regarding pronunciation, I’ve gone by every possible variation) – a writer living in Sydney.

I was born in Minsk, Belarus, and have a particular passion for 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 work, Bury the Sun, examines the fragile intersection between victim and perpetrator after a violent crime rattles a Sydney suburb.

Published works

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.