Kaaron Warren

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Kaaron Warren
Kaaron Warren.jpg
Occupation Writer
Nationality Australia Australian
Genres Speculative fiction
Horror fiction

Kaaron Warren is an Australian author of horror, science fiction, and fantasy short stories and novels.

She is the author of the short story collections Through Splintered Walls, The Grinding House, and Dead Sea Fruit. Her short stories have won Australian Shadows Awards, Ditmar Awards and Aurealis Awards.[1][2]

Her three novels, published by Angry Robot Books, are Slights, Walking the Tree and Mistification.

Kaaron was Special Guest at the 2013 Australian National Science Fiction Convention.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Collections[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

  • "White Bed" (1993) in Shrieks
  • "The Blue Stream" (1994) in Aurealis #14 (ed. Stephen Higgins, Dirk Strasser)
  • "The Salamander" (1994) in Don't Cross the Water and Other Warnings
  • "Summer Coming" (1994) in Narcissus Magazine #10
  • "The Wrong Seat" (1994) in Calling Up the Devil and Associated Misdemeanours
  • "The First Interview" (1995) in UQ Social Alternatives Magazine, Volume 14, No. 3
  • "Loud Music" (1995) in Spies, Lies and Watching Eyes
  • "The Paper Room" (1995) in Going Down Swinging #15
  • "Skin Holes" (1995) in Strange Fruit (ed. Paul Collins)
  • "The Hanging People" (1996) in Bloodsongs #7 (ed. Steve Proposch)
  • "A Positive" (1998) in Bloodsongs #10
  • "The Glass Woman" (1998) in Aurealis #22 (ed. Stephen Higgins, Dirk Strasser)
  • "My Smile" (1999) in Nasty Snips (ed. Christopher C. Teague)
  • "The School Fair" (1999) in Ghosts and Ghoulies (ed. Paul Collins, Meredith Costain)
  • "The Left Behind" (2000) in Orb Speculative Fiction #1 (ed. Sarah Endacott)
  • "The Speaker of Heaven" (2001) in Orb Speculative Fiction #2 (ed. Sarah Endacott)
  • "Survival of the Last (2001) in Aurealis #27/28 (ed. Dirk Strasser, Stephen Higgins)
  • "State of Oblivion" (2003) in Elsewhere (ed. Michael Barry)
  • "Bone Dog" (2003) in Agog! Terrific Tales (ed. Cat Sparks)
  • "Guarding the Mound" (2004) in Encounters (ed. Maxine McArthur, Donna Maree Hanson)
  • "The Capture Diamonds" (2005), in Shadow Box
  • "Doll Money" (2005) in Fables and Reflections, #7
  • "Fresh Young Widow" (2005) in The Grinding House
  • "The Grinding House" (2005) in The Grinding House
  • "The Smell of Mice" (2005) in The Grinding House
  • "Smoke" (2005) in The Grinding House
  • "Smoko" (2005) in The Grinding House
  • "The Sameness of Birthdays" (2005) in The Grinding House
  • "Tiger Kill" (2005) in The Grinding House
  • "Working for the God of the Love of Money " (2005) in The Grinding House
  • "Al's Iso Bar" (2005) in The Grinding House
  • "The Gibbet Bell" (2006) in Borderlands #7
  • "The Softening" (2006) in Shadowed Realms #9
  • "Woman Train" (2006) in The Outcast (ed. Nicole R. Murphy)
  • "Dead Sea Fruit" (2006) in Fantasy magazine (ed. Sean Wallace)
  • " Ghost Jail" (2007) in 2012 (ed. Alisa Krasnostein and Ben Payne)
  • "Cooling the Crows" (2007) in In Bad Dreams, Volume One: Where Real Life Awaits (ed. Mark S. Deniz, Sharyn Lilley)
  • "Coalescence" (2007) in Aurealis #37 (ed. Stephen Higgins, Stuart Mayne)
  • "His Lipstick Minx" (2007) in The Workers' Paradise
  • "Polish" (2007) in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #28 (ed. Zara Baxter)
  • "The Census-Taker’s Tale" (2008) in Canterbury 2100 (ed. Dirk Flinthart)
  • "Buster and Corky" (2008) in Scary Food (ed. Cat Sparks)
  • "Down to the Silver Spirits" (2008) in Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy (ed. Ekaterina Sedia)
  • "The Edge of a Thing" (2009) in The Edge of a Thing
  • "Tontine Mary" (2009) in New Ceres Nights (ed. Alisa Krasnostein)
  • "The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall" (2009) in Exotic Gothic 3 (ed. Danel Olson)
  • "The Tell" (2009) in Poe (ed. Ellen Datlow)
  • "That Girl" (2010) in Haunted Legends (ed. Ellen Datlow, Nick Mamatas)
  • "Hive of Glass" (2010) in Baggage (ed. Gillian Polack)
  • "The New Rat in Town " (2010) in Worlds Next Door (ed. Tehani Wessely)
  • "Purity " (2010) in Scenes from the Second Storey (ed. Mark Deniz)
  • "Loss" (2010) in Sprawl (ed. Alisa Krasnostein)
  • "Sins of the Ancestors" (2010) in Dead Sea Fruit (ed. Alisa Krasnostein)
  • "The Coral Gatherer" (2010) in Dead Sea Fruit (ed. Russell Farr)
  • "The List of Definite Endings" (2011) in Teeth (ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling)
  • "The Five Loves of Ishtar" (2011) in Ishtar (ed. Amanda Pillar and K. V Taylor)
  • "All You Can Do Is Breathe" (2011) in Blood and Other Cravings (ed. Ellen Datlow)
  • "Lucky Fingers" (2011) in Steampunk Cookbook (ed. Sharyn Lilley)
  • "The Rude Little Girl" (2011) in Black Static Magazine Real Horror issue (ed. Christopher Fowler and Maura McHugh)
  • "The History Thief" (2012) in Visions Fading Fast (ed. Gary McMahon)
  • "Blame the Neighbours" (2012) in Slices of Flesh (ed. Stan Swanson)
  • "The River of Memory" (2012) in Robots vs Zombies (ed. Jeff Conner)
  • "The Pickwick Syndrome" (2012) in Stories of the Smoke (ed. Jared Shurin and Anne C. Perry)
  • "The Unwanted Women of Surrey" (2012) in Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells (ed. Ellen Datlow)
  • "Eleanor Atkins is Dead and Her House is Boarded Up" (2014) in SQ Mag Edition 14 (ed. Sophie Yorkston)

Reprints in Year's Best Anthologies[edit]

  • "The River of Memory" (2012) in Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror (Ticonderoga Publications, ed. Talie Helene)
  • "All You Can Do Is Breathe" (2012) in Year’s Best Horror and Fantasy (Prime Books, ed. Paula Guran)
  • "All You Can Do Is Breathe" (2012) in Najlepsze horrory (Best Horror Stories) anthology (Poland) (ed. Bartlomiej Paszylk)
  • "That Girl" (2011) in Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror anthology (Ticonderoga Publications, ed. Talie Helene)
  • "The Census-Taker’s Tale" (2010) in Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology (Mirrordanse Books, ed. Bill Congreve and Michelle Marquardt)
  • "Polish" (2010) in Best Horror anthology (ASIM, ed. Juliet Bathory and Mark Farrugia)
  • "The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall" (2010) in Year’s Best Horror 2 anthology (NightShade Books, ed. Ellen Datlow)
  • "Dead Sea Fruit" (2006) in Year’s Best Horror and Fantasy 20 (Tor Books, ed. Ellen Datlow, Gavin Grant and Kelly Link)
  • "Dead Sea Fruit" (2006) in Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (Mirrordanse Books, ed. Bill Congreve and Michelle Marquardt)
  • "Fresh Young Widow" (2006) in Year's Best Horror (Brimstone Press, ed. Angela Challis)
  • "Fresh Young Widow" (2006) in Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (Mirrordanse Books, ed. Bill Congreve and Michelle Marquardt)

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

  • 2012, Ditmar Award, Best Collected Work: Through Splintered Walls
  • 2012, Canberra Critics Circle Fiction Award: Through Splintered Walls
  • 2012, Australian Shadows Award, Best Collected Work: Through Splintered Walls
  • 2012, Aurealis Award, Best Horror Story: Sky
  • 2012, Ditmar Award, Best Novella: Sky
  • 2012, Australian Shadows Award, Best Novella: Sky
  • 2010, ACT Writers’ and Publishers’ Award, Fiction: Dead Sea Fruit
  • 2009, Australian Shadows Award, Best Novel: Slights
  • 2009, Ditmar Award, Best Novel: Slights
  • 2009, Canberra Critics Circle Fiction Award: Slights
  • 2006 ACT Writing and Publishing Award, fiction: The Grinding House
  • 2006 Ditmar Award, Novella/novelette: "The Grinding House"
  • 2006 Ditmar Award, Short story: "Fresh Young Widow"
  • 1999 Aurealis Award, Horror short story: "A Positive"

Nominations[edit]

  • 2012, Shirley Jackson Award, Best Novella: Sky
  • 2012, Australian Shadows Award, Best Short Story: Road
  • 2012, Australian Shadows Award, Best Short Story: Mountain
  • 2012, Australian Shadows Award, Best Short Story: Creek
  • 2012, Aurealis Award, Best Collected Works: Through Splintered Walls
  • 2012, Aurealis Award, Best Science Fition Story: Lighthouse Keeper’s Club
  • 2011, Stoker Award (Final Ballot), Best Short Story: All You Can Do Is Breathe
  • 2011, Ditmar Award, Best Horror Story: All You Can Do Is Breathe
  • 2010, Aurealis Award, Best Collected Work: Dead Sea Fruit
  • 2010, Ditmar Award, Best Novel: Walking the Tree
  • 2009, Aurealis Award, Best Horror Short Story: The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall
  • 2009, Australian Shadows Award, Best Short Story: The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall
  • 2009, Aurealis Award, Best Horror Novel: Slights
  • 2009, Ned Kelly Award, Best First Novel: Slights'
  • 2008 Ditmar Award, Short story: "His Lipstick Minx"
  • 2006 Ditmar Award, Collected work: The Grinding House
  • 2006 Australian Shadows Award: The Grinding House
  • 2007 Aurealis Award, Horror short story: "Woman Train"
  • 2007 Aurealis Award, Horror short story: "Dead Sea Fruit"
  • 2004 Aurealis Award, Science Fiction short story: "State of Oblivion"
  • 2002 Aurealis Award, Fantasy short story: "The Speaker of Heaven"
  • 2001 Aurealis Award, Fantasy short story: "The Left Behind"
  • 1999 Aurealis Award, Horror short story: "The Glass Woman"
  • 1997 Aurealis Award, Horror short story: "The Hanging People"
  • 1996 Aurealis Award, Horror short story: "Skin Holes"
  • 1996 Aurealis Award, Fantasy short story: "The Blue Stream"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aurealis Awards winners archive Retrieved 17-2-2008.
  2. ^ Inkspillers Ditmar Awards archive. Retrieved 17-2-2008.

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