Ania Bas is an artist and writer. 


Ania's debut novel Odd Hours, published by Welbeck in June 2022, is a whip-smart social comedy for those of us who feel that life is a game where someone else has stolen the rules. You can buy it in all good bookshop or alternatively from 

A short story in Polish Miło jest, gdy wszyscy są grzeczni is published in May edition of Pismo Magazine.


Irish Examiner: 'Books of 2022: Classic characters at the heart of the year’s best books' by Kevin O'Sullivan

Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland): "Żaden Brytyjczyk nie jest w stanie pisać tak jak ja". Polska autorka podbija Wyspy by Wojciech Szot

Forthcoming Events:

An Evening with Naoise Dolan in Conversation with Ania Bas, 23 May, 6pm, Birmingham Waterstones

Developing an Original Character: a Creative Writing Workshop with Ania Bas, 31 May, 7-8.30pm at Night Owl Bookshop - SOLD OUT  

Past Events:

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

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

In conversation with Chris Stone, part of Jersey Festival of Words 2022, 23 September, 7.30pm

Studio Social - one work 'Odd Hours', Pier Projects, 27 September, 7-8pm on ZOOM, booking essential

Creative Writing Workshop: Experimental Fiction Writing, Pushkin House, 29 September, 7-8.30pm, tickets £12, booking essential

New Room 204 fiction for 2022: Ania Bas, Liz Hyder, Elizabeth Lee and Susan Stokes-Chapman, part of Birmingham Literature Festival, 9 October, 4pm

Meet the author, 17 November,  6-7pm at The Heath Bookshop (booking essential)


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:

Odd Hours, novel, published by Welbeck (2022)
Working with text in expanded ways, DYCP funded by Arts Council England (2021-2022)
Public Art Consultant, Bridget Sawyers Ltd (2022-2023)
Artist Organiser for Smithfield, Eastside Projects, (2021-2022)
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)