Paul Haines (fiction writer)

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Paul Haines
Paul Haines and Karen Miller.jpg
Paul Haines with Karen Miller in 2007
Born (1970-06-08)8 June 1970
New Zealand
Died 5 March 2012(2012-03-05) (aged 41)[1]
Victoria, Australia
Occupation Writer
IT consultant[2]
Nationality New Zealand
Period 1999 to 2012[2]
Genre Horror fiction
Speculative fiction
Website
paulhaines.com

Paul Haines (8 June 1970 – 5 March 2012)[1][3] was an award-winning New Zealand-born horror and speculative fiction writer. He lived in Melbourne with his wife and daughter.

Raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Haines moved to Australia in the 1990s after completing a university degree in Otago. He attended the inaugural Clarion South writers workshop in 2004 and is a member of the SuperNOVA writers group. Haines has had more than thirty short stories published in Australia, North America, and Greece. In 2007, he volunteered as a mentor for the Australian Horror Writers Association.[4]

Haines has won the Australian Ditmar Award three times (Best New Talent in 2005, and Best novella/novelette for "The Last Days of Kali Yuga" (2005) and "The Devil in Mr Pussy (Or How I Found God Inside My Wife)" (2007)).[5][6][7] He won the 2004 Aurealis Award (horror short story) for "The Last Days of Kali Yuga" and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2003 and 2004.[8] Several of his short stories have received Honourable Mentions in the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror anthologies, ed. Ellen Datlow, Gavin Grant, and Kelly Link (St. Martins).

Haines' first short story collection Doorways for the Dispossessed was published by Prime Books in 2006. It won the New Zealand 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Collection and was nominated for the 2007 Australian Ditmar for Best Collection.

Bibliography[edit]

Collections[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  • "The Garden of Jahal'Adin", Orb No. 2 (2001)
  • "Yum Cha", Antipodean SF No. 48 (2002)
    FlashSpec No. 1 (2006)
  • "The Sky Is Turning Black", Heist! (2002)
    Tabloid Purposes II (2005)
  • "The Skin Polis", Fables & Reflections No. 3 (2002)
  • "Doorways for the Dispossessed", Agog! Fantastic Fiction (2002)
  • "Slice of Life", Dark Animus No. 2 (2002)
  • "Shot in Loralai", NFG 1 (2003)
  • "www.rebirth.!@$", Ideomancer (2003)
  • "The Feastive Season", NFG No. 2 (2003)
  • "Cooking for the Heart", Lullaby Hearse No. 4 (2003)
  • "The Last Days of Kali Yuga", NFG No. 4 (2004)
  • "Jealousy", NFG No. 4 (2004)
  • "The Gift of Hindsight", Aurealis No. 32 (2004)
  • "The Punjab's Gift", StoryHouse (2004)
  • "Hamlyn", Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine No. 11, (2004)
  • "This Is The End, Harry, Goodnight!", NFG No. 5 (2004)
  • "They Say It's Other People", Agog! Smashing Stories (2004)
  • "Warchalking" (with Claire McKenna), Agog! Smashing Stories (2004)
  • "The War Against Ignorance", Right Hand Pointing Left No. 1, 2004)
  • "Doof Doof Doof", Dark Animus No. 7 (2005)
    Teddy Bear Cannibal Massacre (2005)
  • "The Light in Autumn's Leaves", Borderlands No. 5 (2005)
  • "Malik Rising", Shadowed Realms (2005)
    Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 2006 edition (2006)
  • "The Devil in Mr Pussy (Or How I Found God Inside My Wife)", c0ck (2006)
  • "Father Father", c0ck (2006)
    Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 2007 edition (2006)
  • "Lifelike and Josephine", Agog! Ripping Reads (2006)
  • "Going Down With Jennifer Aniston's Breasts", Ripples No. 5 (2006)
  • "Mnemophonic", Doorways for the Dispossessed (2006)
  • "Burning from the Inside", Doorways for the Dispossessed (2006)
  • "Where Is Brisbane And How Do I Get There?", Fantastical Journeys to Brisbane (2007)
  • "Inducing", Orb #7 (2007)
  • "Necromancing The Bones", Dark Animus #10/11 (2007)
  • "The Festival of Colour", GUD #2 (2008)
    Aurealis #40 (2008)
  • "Her Collection of Intimacy", Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine No. 2 (2008)
  • "Wives", X6 (Coeur De Lion, 2009)
  • "Slice of Life – A Spot of Liver", Slice of Life, (2009)
  • "High Tide at Hot Water Beach", Hope Anthology (Kayelle Press, 2011)

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

  • 2011 Chronos Award, Best Short Fiction: "Her Gallant Needs"
  • 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Best Short Story: "High Tide At Hot Water Beach"
  • 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Best Novella: "A Tale Of The Interferers: Hunger For Forbidden Flesh"
  • 2010 Ditmar, Best Novella: "Wives"
  • 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Best Novella: "Wives"
  • 2010 Ditmar, Best Collection: Slice Of Life
  • 2010 Chronos Award, Best Collection: Slice Of Life
  • 2009 Aurealis Award, Best Horror Short Story TIE: "Wives"
  • 2009 Aurealis Award, Best Horror Short Story TIE: "Slice of Life – A Spot of Liver"
  • 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Collection: Doorways For The Dispossessed
  • 2007 Ditmar Award, Novella/novelette: "The Devil In Mr Pussy (Or How I Found God Inside My Wife)"
  • 2005 Ditmar Award, Novella/novelette: "The Last Days of Kali Yuga"
  • 2005 Ditmar Award, Best New Talent
  • 2004 Aurealis Award, Horror short story: "The Last Days of Kali Yuga"

Nominations[edit]

  • 2012 Aurealis Award, Collection: "The Last Days of Kali Yuga"
  • 2012 Aurealis Award, Horror Short story: "The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt"
  • 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Short Story "I've Seen The Man"
  • 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Novella: "Her Gallant Needs"
  • 2011 Ditmar Award, Novella/novelette: "Her Gallant Needs"
  • 2010 Aurealis Award, Horror Short Story: "Her Gallant Needs"
  • 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Collection: "Slice of Life"
  • 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Short Story: "Slice of Life – A Spot of Liver"
  • 2009 James Tiptree Jr Honours List: "Wives"
  • 2009 Aurealis Award, Best Collection: Slice Of Life
  • 2008 Chronos Award, Short story: "Her Collection of Intimacy"
  • 2008 Chronos Award, Short story: "Failed Experiments From The Frontier: The Pumpkin"
  • 2009 Sir Julius Vogel Award,Novella/novelette: "A Tale of The Interferers: Necromancing The Bones"
  • 2009 Ditmar Award, Short story: "Her Collection of Intimacy"
  • 2009 Australian Shadows Award: "Her Collection of Intimacy"
  • 2008 Ditmar Award, Novella/novelette: "Where Is Brisbane And How Many Times Do I Get There?"
  • 2007 Ditmar Award, Collection: Doorways For The Dispossessed
  • 2007 Ditmar Award, Short story: "Burning From The Inside"
  • 2007 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Short story: "Burning From The Inside"
  • 2007 Sir Julius Vogel Award, Short story: "Mnemophonic"
  • 2005 Aurealis Award, Horror short story: "Doof Doof Doof"
  • 2004 Aurealis Award, Fantasy short story: "The Gift Of Hindsight"

Highly Commended[edit]

  • 2005 Aurealis Award, Horror short story: "The Light In Autumn's Leaves"
  • 2004 Aurealis Award, Horror short story: "They Say It's Other People"

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