Kiran Dass

Kiran Dass lives in Auckland and works for Unity Books. She has covered music and books for the Listener, NZ Herald, Sunday magazine, Sunday Star-Times, Metro, Landfall, The Wire (UK), Radio New Zealand and 95bFM.

Music
Dec 9, 2018

RIP Pete Shelley: Punk, Lover, Homosapien

Kiran Dass remembers Pete Shelley, co-founder and co-songwriter of the Buzzcocks, who died this week.

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Books
Dec 19, 2017

The fourth best book of 2017: Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti

All week this Christmas week we countdown the best six books of 2017. Number four: Art Sex Music, the memoir by musician Cosey Fanni Tutti, whom reviewer Kiran Dass describes as 'a staunch, fearless woman with backbone'.

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Music
Aug 30, 2017

'I definitely had a chip on my shoulder': Matthew Bannister on the return of Sneaky Feelings

Thirteen years after she would walk past him every morning on the way to work, Kiran Dass talks to Matthew Bannister of Sneaky Feelings about the band's return and its place in Flying Nun folk lore.

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Books
May 25, 2016

An exclusive interview with literary sensation Hanya Yanagihara

Kiran Dass in conversation with literary sensation Hanya Yanagihara.

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Books
May 12, 2016

The guy who writes really good novels about totally repulsive assholes

Dutch novelist Herman Koch writes page-turning thrillers about the repulsiveness of the people next door in middle-class neighbourhoods. Kiran Dass interviewed him ahead of his appearance at the Auckland Writers Festival.

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Music
Oct 16, 2015

An Interview with Martin Bramah, Occasional Fall Guy

Kiran Dass interviews English post-punk legend Martin Bramah, on the eve of his former band The Fall's New Zealand tour, about his life in drugs and music.

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Books
Oct 13, 2015

Books: Exclusive Interview with Man Booker Finalist Hanya Yanagihara

A Spinoff Review of Books exclusive: Man Booker finalist Hanya Yanagihara in conversation with Kiran Dass

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