Kaiya Stone

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Kaiya Stone

A London based but northern-at-heart writer/director who likes to tell stories any way she can.

She snuck her way out of Yorkshire into the hallowed halls of Oxford University only to discover that she had multiple undiagnosed learning difficulties.


She turned this experience into a one-woman show which debuted at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and then ran at Edinburgh Festival 2018.


She made a micro short with Canvas and Arts Council England about her neurodivergent experience which featured in Metro, BBC London, and Evening Standard. It was shown at DYSPLA International Moving Image Festival.


Her debut book Everything is going to be K.O. was published in the UK in 2020 by Head of Zeus and will be followed by U.S. publication in early 2021.


She was commissioned to make her second short - The Runner - by Lotto, a heritage Italian sportswear brand, to help re-establish the brand as a cultural force.


She is currently developing her first feature (GRIM) and a moving image film about inherited trauma with her mother.


She was shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing award in 2020 for her debut feature script.


Praise for Everything is Going to be K.O.


“A funny and life-affirming memoir that asks questions of our education system and how we view people with learning difficulties”

i newspaper


Rights Sold

Head of Zeus Ltd  (World)