Kirstyn McDermott

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Kirstyn McDermott
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Born Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Occupation Writer
Nationality Australian
Period 1993–present
Genre Speculative fiction
Spouse Jason Nahrung

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Kirstyn McDermott is an Australian writer of speculative fiction.

Biography[edit]

McDermott was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia on 31 October.[1] She grew up in Woodberry, New South Wales and attended the University of Newcastle where she completed a Bachelor of Arts.[1][2] In 1995 McDermott moved to Melbourne where she currently lives with her husband Jason Nahrung.[1] McDermott is a member of the SuperNOVA writers group.[3]

McDermott was first published in 1993 with the short story "I Am the Silent Voyeur" being featured in Daarke Worlde No. 4.[4] Her 2003 short story "The Truth About Pug Roberts", featured in the anthology Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural, was nominated for the 2004 Ditmar Award for best short story.[5] Her short story "Painlessness" won the 2008 Aurealis Award for best horror short story and the 2009 Ditmar Award for best Australian novella or novelette.[6][7] In 2010 her first novel, Madigan Mine, was published by Picador and won the 2010 Aurealis Award for best horror novel as well as being nominated for three other awards.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
2001 Aurealis Award "Smile for Me" Best horror short story Honourable mention[9]
2004 Ditmar Award "The Truth About Pug Roberts" Best short story Nomination[5]
2007 Ditmar Award "Cold" Best short story Nomination[10]
2008 Aurealis Award "Painlessness" Best horror short story Won[6]
2009 Chronos Award "Painlessness" Best short fiction Won[11]
Ditmar Award Midnight Echo (with Ian Mond) Best collected work Nomination[7]
"Painlessness" Best Australian novella or novelette Won[7]
2010 Aurealis Award Madigan Mine Best horror novel Won[8]
Australian Shadows Award Madigan Mine Best long fiction Nomination[12]
"She Said" Best short fiction Won[13]
Bram Stoker Award "Monsters Among Us" Best long fiction Nomination[14]
2011 Chronos Award Madigan Mine Best long fiction Won[15]
Ditmar Award Madigan Mine Best novel Nomination[16]
"She Said" Best short story Won[16]
2012 Aurealis Award Perfections Best horror novel Won[17]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

  • "I Am the Silent Voyeur" (1993) in Daarke Worlde No. 4
  • "Softly, Softly Tread the Night" (1993) in Opus
  • "The Publican's Tale" (1994) in Opus
  • "Rage" (1994) in Shadows of Life
  • "And the Moon Yelps" (1994) in Bloodsongs No. 3 (ed. Chris A. Masters, Steve Proposch)
  • "Running with the Gods" (1995) in Skintomb No. 6
  • "Every Time She Spoke His Name" (1996) in Skintomb No. 7
  • "Red" (1996) in Cosmopolitan
  • "Tears for Broken Toys" (1997) in Bloodsongs No. 8 (ed. Steve Proposch)
  • "Smile for Me" (2001) in Redsine No. 6
  • "Silver and Gold, My Love, Silver and Gold" (2002) in Tourniquet Heart
  • "Louisa" (2002) in Redsine No. 7 (ed. Garry Nurrish)
  • "RavensPerch: A Faerie Tale" (2003) in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine No. 5 (ed. Danuta Shaw)
  • "The Truth About Pug Roberts" (2003) in Southern Blood (ed. Bill Congreve)
  • "Cold" (2006) in Shadowed Realms No. 9
  • "Somewhere Else: Jane" (2006) in Mitch? No. 4
  • "Shadow Puppet" (2007) in FlashSpec No. 2
  • "Golden" (2007) in Island No. 110
  • "Painlessness" (2008) in Greatest Uncommon Denominator No. 2 (ed. Kaolin Fire, Sue Miller, Julia Bernd, Debbie Moorhouse)
  • "Feather" (2008) in Black Box
  • "Indigo in Absentia" (2008) in Southerly No. 68/3
  • "Soon the Teeth" (2009) in Antipodean SF No. 128
  • "She Said" (2010) in Scenes from the Second Storey (ed. Amanda Pillar, Pete Kempshall)
  • "Monsters Among Us" (2010) in Macabre: A Journey through Australia's Darkest Fears (ed. Angela Challis, Marty Young)
  • "We All Fall Down" (2010) in Aurealis No. 44 (ed. Stuart Mayne)
  • "Frostbitten" in More Scary Kisses

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c Lazarevic, Jade. "Kirstyn McDermott talks about Madigan Mine". The Newcastle Herald. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "About Me". Kirstynmcdermott.com. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2731811.Kirstyn_McDermott". Goodreads. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Fiction". Kirstynmcdermott.com. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2004 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "2010 Aurealis Award winners" (PDF). SpecFaction NSW. 21 May 2011. Archived from the original on 30 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Aurealis Awards Previous Years' Results" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2007 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "2009 Nominees and Winners". Continuum Foundation. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "2010 Australian Shadows Awards: Finalists". Australian Horror Writers Association. Archived from the original on 27 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "2010 Australian Shadows Awards: Winners". Australian Horror Writers Association. Archived from the original on 17 April 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2011 Bram Stoker Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "2011 Nominees and Winners". Continuum Foundation. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Natcon Fifty Ditmar Awards". SwanCon. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "2012 Aurealis Awards Winners Announced". Spec Faction. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.