Kaaron Warren


Shirley Jackson Award winner Kaaron Warren has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji, She’s sold many short stories, three novels (the multi-award-winning Slights, Walking the Tree and Mistification) and four short story collections. Two of her collections have won the ACT Publishers’ and Writers’ Award for fiction, and her most recent collection, Through Splintered Walls, won a Canberra Critic’s Circle Award for Fiction, two Ditmar Awards, two Australian Shadows Awards and a Shirley Jackson Award. Her stories have appeared in Australia, the US, the UK and elsewhere in Europe, and have been selected for both Ellen Datlow’s and Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Anthologies.

She was shortlisted for a Bram Stoker Award for “All You Can Do is Breathe”, and was Special Guest at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention in Canberra 2013.

Kaaron recently taught an online horror fiction workshop at Litreactor and is judging the Marjorie Graber-Mcinnis Award for 2013.

Where to find Kaaron Warren online

Where to buy in print


The Gate Theory
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,080. Language: Australian English. Published: February 28, 2017 by IFWGPublishingAustralia. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
"We're all in pain. We try to keep the gates closed by falling in love, travelling, avoiding responsibility, getting drunk, taking drugs...anything to lose ourselves. But the dull ache remains in each of us.These stories are about the gates opening." The Gate Theory holds six tales by award-winning Australian author Kaaron Warren. Each story resonates with the pain of living.
The Grief Hole
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,210. Language: Australian English. Published: August 26, 2016 by IFWGPublishingAustralia. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
There are many grief holes. There's the grief hole you fall into when a loved one dies. There's another grief hole in all of us; small or large, it determines how much we want to live. And there are the places, the physical grief holes, which attract suicides to their centre. Theresa sees ghosts; she knows how you'll die by the spirits haunting you. If you'll drown, she'll see drowned people.
The Refuge Collection - Volume 3
Series: The Refuge Collection, Volume 3, Tales 3.1-3.6. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 39,490. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016 by Oz Horror Con. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
These tales from the mythical town of Refuge are short stories which can be enjoyed as standalone, but when read together they form a much larger story. An insidious plot filled with supernatural, paranormal & mythological creatures from across the globe as well as tales of wonder, human cruelty, political intrigue, compassion, love, loss. All proceeds to help refugees via registered charities.
The Public Menace of Blight (3.4)
Series: The Refuge Collection, Vol.3 Tale 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016 by Oz Horror Con. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A small car is discovered at a local bazaar in Refuge. It's recognised as a child's toy from a long time ago. It shouldn't exist. The mystery takes the narrator on a quest for the truth. But does she really want to know? Bram Stoker, Twice-World Fantasy Award Nominee and Shirley Jackson Award winner Kaaron Warren has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji. Cover art by Will Jacques, 2016.
The Grinding House
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,740. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by CSFG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » General
Subtle depictions of future worlds, of stark contemporary settings and alternative realities are some of the wonders of Warren’s imagination. From science fiction to fantasy and eerie, soul-shaking horror. Warren’s words will reverberate in all of us.

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