Bill Congreve

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Bill Congreve
Bill Congreve - Aurealis Awards 2007.jpg
Bill Congreve at the 2007 Aurealis Awards.
Pen name Jacci Olson
Nationality Australian
Period 1987–present
Genre Speculative fiction
Partner Michelle Marquadt

Bill Congreve [1] is an award-winning Australian writer, editor and reviewer of speculative fiction. He has also published the work of Australian science fiction and horror writers extensively under his MirrorDanse imprint.

Biography[edit]

Congreve's first work was published in 1987 with his short story "Collector" which was featured in the Summer 1986/1987 edition of Aphelion Science Fiction Magazine.[1]

In 1992 Congreve's first edited anthology was released by Five Islands Press, featuring a short story and introduction by Congreve as well as 10 other stories by different authors.[1]

In 1994 Congreve founded his publishing company MirrorDanse Books which specialises in science fiction and horror.[2][3]

Congreve won his first award in 1996, winning the William Atheling Jr. Award for his essay "The Hunt for Australian Horror Fiction" which he co-authored with Sean McMullen and Steven Paulsen.[4] At the 2007 Ditmar Awards Congreve won the professional achievement award for his work in MirrorDanse Books and the first two volumes of his anthology Year's Best Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy which he edited with Michelle Marquardt and the award for Best collected work for The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy: Volume Two.[5]

Congreve and his family are based in Sydney. He has a BA in Communications from Macquarie University.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
1996 Ditmar Award The Hunt for Australian Horror Fiction
(with Sean McMullen & Steven Paulsen)
William Atheling Jr. Award Won[4]
1997 Aurealis Award "The Mullet That Screwed John West" Best horror short story Nomination[7]
2003 Ditmar Award William Atheling Jr. Award Nomination[8]
Ditmar Award Passing Strange Best Australian collected work Nomination[8]
2004 Aurealis Award "The Shooter at Heartrock Waterhole" Best young adult short story Nomination[9]
Bram Stoker Award Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural Best anthology Nomination[10]
Ditmar Award Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural Best collected work Nomination[11]
International Horror Guild Award Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural Best anthology Nomination[12]
2006 Ditmar Award The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy: Volume One
(with Michelle Marquardt)
Best collected work Nomination[13]
2007 Ditmar Award Professional achievement Won[5]
Ditmar Award The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy: Volume Two
(with Michelle Marquardt)
Best collected work Won[5]
2008 Aurealis Award The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Volume
(with Michelle Marquardt)
Best anthology Nomination[14]

Bibliography[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

  • "Collector" (1987) in Aphelion Science Fiction Magazine Summer 1986/1987 (ed. Peter McNamara)
  • "Interview" (1991) in EOD No. 3 (ed. Chris A. Masters)
  • "Dream" (1992) in Intimate Armageddons (ed. Bill Congreve)
  • "The Milkman Comes" (1991) in EOD No. 5 (ed. Chris A. Masters)
  • "In Search of Clean Air" (1992) in EOD No. 8 (ed. Chris A. Masters)
  • "Totally Gratuitous Horror Story: Part 3: ...and then You Pay Taxes" (1992) in EOD #8 (ed. Chris A. Masters)
  • "Red Ambrosia" (1993) in Terror Australis: Best Australian Horror (ed. Leigh Blackmore)
  • "I Am My Father's Daughter" (1993) in Epiphanies of Blood: Tales of Desperation and Thirst (ed. Bill Congreve)
  • "Sit on My Grave and Tell Me That You Love Me" (1994) in Aurealis No. 13 (ed. Stephen Higgins, Dirk Strasser)
  • "Mind the Gap" (1994) in Bloodsongs No. 2 (ed. Chris A. Masters, Steve Proposch)
  • "The Corpse" (1995) in Bonescribes: Year's Best Australian Horror: 1995 (ed. Bill Congreve, Robert Hood)
  • "Souls Along the Meridian" (1995, as Jacci Olson) in Bonescribes: Year's Best Australian Horror: 1995 (ed. Bill Congreve, Robert Hood)
  • "Fade to Black" (1996) in Aurealis #17, (ed. Stephen Higgins, Dirk Strasser)
  • "The Mullet That Screwed John West" (1997) in Epiphanies of Blood: Tales of Desperation and Thirst (ed. Bill Congreve)
  • "Boy" (1998) in Epiphanies of Blood: Tales of Desperation and Thirst (ed. Bill Congreve)
  • "Turing Test" (1998) in Epiphanies of Blood: Tales of Desperation and Thirst (ed. Bill Congreve)
  • "The Death of Heroes" (1998) in Epiphanies of Blood: Tales of Desperation and Thirst (ed. Bill Congreve)
  • "The Desertion of Corporal Perkins" (2002) in Passing Strange (ed. Bill Congreve)
  • "Legacy" (2003) in Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural (ed. Bill Congreve)
  • "The Shooter at the Heartrock Waterhole" (2004) in The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (ed. Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow)
  • "The Traps of Tumut" (2010) in Aurealis No. 43, (ed. Stuart Mayne)

Anthologies[edit]

  • Intimate Armageddons (1992)
  • Bonescribes: Year's Best Australian Horror: 1995 (1996) with Robert Hood
  • Passing Strange (2002)
  • Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural (2003)
  • The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy: Volume One (2005, with Michelle Marquardt)
  • The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy: Volume Two (2006, with Michelle Marquardt)
  • The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy: Third Annual Volume (2007, with Michelle Marquardt)
  • The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy: Fourth Annual Volume (2008, with Michelle Marquardt)

Collections[edit]

  • Epiphanies of Blood: Tales of Desperation and Thirst (1998)

Essays[edit]

  • "The Rise of Australian Fantasy" (1993) in Aurealis #12 (ed. Stephen Higgins, Dirk Strasser)
  • "Out of the Comfort Zone" (1994) in Bloodsongs #1 (ed. Chris A. Masters, Steve Proposch)
  • "Out of the Comfort Zone" (1994) in Bloodsongs #2 (ed. Chris A. Masters, Steve Proposch)
  • "Out of the Comfort Zone" (1994) in Bloodsongs #3 (ed. Chris A. Masters, Steve Proposch)
  • "The Hunt for Australian Horror Fiction" (1995, with Sean McMullen and Steven Paulsen) in Bonescribes: Year's Best Australian Horror: 1995 (ed. Bill Congreve, Robert Hood)
  • "Australian Horror: 1995" (1996, with Robert Hood) in Bonescribes: Year's Best Australian Horror: 1995 (ed. Bill Congreve, Robert Hood)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bill Congreve – Summary Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "MirrorDanse Books". MirrorDanse Books. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Baxter, Alan. "NSW Society of Editors talk with Bill Congreve". Alanbaxteronline.com. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1996 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2007 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bill Congreve". Infinitas Bookshop. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1998 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2003 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2005 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2004 Bram Stoker Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2004 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2004 International Horror Guild Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  13. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2006 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 

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