Dayna Evans

Dayna Evans is a writer and editor based in New York. She is interested in international politics, storytelling, arts and culture. She studied creative writing at New York University’s Gallatin School.

Email her at dayna.a.evans[at]gmail[dot]com.

Twitter: @hidayna
Music: Manors

Writing listed by publication:
For The Awl
For The Caravan
For Collapse Board
For Death + Taxes
For Gawker
For The Hairpin
For Impose Magazine
For Interview Magazine
For Open Skies Magazine
For Serious Eats
For Sundance Channel
For The Village Voice
For This Recording

Best Work

Playing through with Cough Cool for Impose Magazine. A profile on the man behind Philadelphia’s most elusive bedroom band.

Irish Potatoes: The Sweetest Candy You’ve Never Heard Of for Serious Eats. A tour of the Philadelphia-area manufacturer of a hyperlocal treat.

Our Man In Chittagong for Open Skies Magazine. An investigative report on the dangers of the ship-breaking yards in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Crestfallen for The Caravan. A report on a dwindling surfing community in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka.

A Playlist of Game-Changing Moments in Song for The Awl. Exploring the ways a small change can elevate songs.

The Satiated for This Recording. A personal essay about a trip through Europe and a love of food.

Seasonal Affective Disorder Olympics for The Hairpin. Exactly as it sounds.

The Creator and The Critic for Collapse Board. A longform essay on the challenges of creating art and critiquing it.