Ania Bas is an artist and writer. 


Ania's debut novel Odd Hours will be published by Welbeck on 23 June 2022. It is a whip-smart social comedy for those of us who feel that life is a game where someone else has stolen the rules. Please pre-order from this excellent bookshop: Warwick Books or alternatively from 


Book Launch on 23 June, 6pm at Waterstones Birmigham

Passage: New Writing on Displacement and Migration on 24 June, 7.45pm at Southbank Centre, London

An evening with me! on 28 June, 7pm at Warwick Books, Warwick

In conversation with Niamh Mulvey on 7 July, 7pm at Review, Peckham London (details TBC)

Meet the author on 9 July, 12.30pm at Waterstones Leamington Spa (no need to book)

Meet the author on 23 July, 10am - 12noon at Kenilworth Books, Kenilworth (no need to book)

Writing that sits on the fence on 23 July, 2-4pm at Eastside Projects, Birmingham

More events TBC Watch this space


Through her practice Ania explores how narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people. Her work takes diverse forms of text, events, walks, performances, useful objects and publications. She creates situations that support dialogue and question existing frameworks of participation. She investigates ways of working, making and thinking together. 

Her work has been commissioned by the Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Art on the Underground, Yorkshire Artspace. Ania is a co-founder of The Walking Reading Group (2013 - ongoing). She is Open School East Alumna (2013- 2014) and Faber Academy Alumna (2018).


Ania, as a writer, is represented by Ben Dunn at DunnFogg.

Contact Ania on: aniabas{dot}gmail{dot}com

Current works:
Artist Organiser for Smithfield, Eastside Projects, (2021-2022)
Odd Hours, novel, published by Welbeck (publication date 23 June 2022)
Unsolicited Advice, text based artwork, commissioned by Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival (2021)
Footnotes, Outdoor Activities, text based artwork, commissioned by Coventry Biennial (2020)
Reasons, 2 digital posters, design by Rose Nordin. Commissioned and supported by Heart of Glass and New Art West Midlands (2020)
The Walking Reading Group on Care, (2017 - ongoing)
Gen Z, a lifestyle magazine co-created with young people from Gravesend, commissioned by Cement Fields (2018 - 2020)
Art UK Home School, on-line learning resource (2020)

Selection of past works:
A New Career In A New Town is a creative writing manual, a diary and a selection of experimental texts that respond to the context of a new town being built on the banks of the Thames in North Kent, developed through DIY with Live Art Development Agency and Whitstable Biennale (Kent, 2019)
Three Walks, performative walks on the isle of Portland, commissioned by b-side festival (Portland, 2018)
An Edible Portion of Truth, an audio work composed of six chapters of lively narratives exploring childhood, sexuality, the hardships of adulthood and troubles of getting old. Commissioned by Cubitt as part of their Going Places programme funded through Arts Council England’s Celebrating Age. (London, 2018)

Photograph by Rosie Lonsdale