Megan Dunn writes about herself, mermaids and contemporary New Zealand art. Her first book, Tinderbox (2017), was about the end of Borders bookstores, Ray Bradbury and Julie Christie’s hair. But not necessarily in that order.
Her recent memoir Things I Learned at Art School (2021) contains a stripper who jumps out of a cake, a performance artist wielding live chainsaws, and her own mother.
Megan likes jokes. Even bad jokes. In the late nineties, she went to Elam School of Fine Arts and ran Fiat Lux, an artist run space in Auckland.
Her art reviews and criticism have been widely published along with her essays and stories.