Francis Payne (author)

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Francis Payne
Born1953 (age 65–66)
GenreSpeculative fiction

Francis Payne is an Australian writer of speculative fiction.


Payne was born in 1953 in Scotland. In 1967 Payne emigrated to Australia.[1] Payne won his first award in 1978 with his work "Albert's Bellyful" which won the Ditmar Award for best Australian short fiction.[2] In 1995 he won the Aurealis Award for best horror short story with his chapbook "Olympia" beating works by Terry Dowling, Leanne Frahm, Philip Neilsen, and Kaaron Warren.[3][4] Payne has a wife and child and is currently living outside Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
1978 Ditmar Award "Albert's Bellyful" Best Australian short fiction Won[2]
1995 Aurealis Award "Olympia" Best horror short story Won[4]


Short fiction[edit]




  1. ^ a b "Francis Payne". Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  2. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1978 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2002-01-23. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  3. ^ "Olympia by Francis Payne". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  4. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1996 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2002-01-25. Retrieved 2010-12-25.