Ten minutes with… The Coode Street Podcast

Last week, I had such a great time chatting with Jonathan Strahan for Ten minutes with… which is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through these difficult times. Head on over to the Coode…… Continue reading Ten minutes with… The Coode Street Podcast

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Aurealis Awards 2016: In which ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ is nominated!

The Aurealis Awards shortlists have been announced and I’m so very delighted to see my story ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ nominated in the Best YA Short Story category! This is the first story of mine that could even remotely be described as YA, and I’m so chuffed to see it in such good company! Thanks…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards 2016: In which ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ is nominated!

Mega-Catchup Post, Part One: WFC

Travel, writing, marking essays, launching Midnight and Moonshine, editing, applying for jobs… Any and all of these things explain my general lack of updatery lately. That’s no excuse, you say? True. True. So I shall endeavour to fill you all in on the events of the past month in a short series of Mega-Catchup Posts…… Continue reading Mega-Catchup Post, Part One: WFC

So You Want to Write for A Franchise, Or Thanks for My New Kitchen, Mr Lucas: In the Lair with Karen Miller and Sean Williams

As readers of this column know, we regularly and without thought of consequences, kidnap our guests by means of a malfunctioning vortex manipulator. The problem with doing this to people who write Star Wars novels is that they tend to have their own working lightsabres. So we simply chose to politely ask Karen Miller and…… Continue reading So You Want to Write for A Franchise, Or Thanks for My New Kitchen, Mr Lucas: In the Lair with Karen Miller and Sean Williams

Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced!

The internets are abuzz this evening because the Aurealis Award Shortlists have just been announced! There are so many awesome stories on these lists, I honestly don’t know how the judges narrowed it down. And I’m so stoked to see my work nominated in two categories: Best Collection (for Bluegrass Symphony) and Best Horror Short…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced!

World Fantasy Award Shortlists!!

I’m always excited to see who gets the WFA nod, but this year! THIS YEAR IS SO FREAKING EXCITING I HAVE TO WRITE IN CAPS!!! BELOVED BRAIN (aka Angela Slatter)’S AMAZING COLLECTION, Sourdough and Other Stories HAS BEEN NOMINATED!!! WOOO HOOOOOOO! Also, super-exciting: Jeff VanderMeer’s Third Bear is nominated in the same category; Alisa Krasnostein…… Continue reading World Fantasy Award Shortlists!!

Loves, New and Old

 1)      Podcasts  So, I’d listened to the first two episodes of ‘The Writer and the Critic’ (aka Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond sharing news, opinions and reviews about mostly-speculative-fiction books) and then in the madness of finishing the PhD of Doom I apparently forgot about anything that wasn’t directly related to medieval Icelandic literature. However.…… Continue reading Loves, New and Old

Lists of Excitement!

So it’s been a pretty busy couple of days for Aussie authors on heavy-hitting lists, namely the Stoker Preliminary Ballot and the Locus Recommended Reading list for 2010. Sure, you could instantly clickity-click on the links I’ve just provided to see the lists in full — but before you do why don’t we give three cheers to…… Continue reading Lists of Excitement!

World Fantasy winners

The World Fantasy Award winners for works published in 2009 have been announced on Locus online: Novel The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan UK/ Del Rey) Blood of Ambrose, James Enge (Pyr) The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland) In Great Waters, Kit Whitfield (Jonathan Cape UK/Del Rey) Novella “Sea-Hearts”,…… Continue reading World Fantasy winners