April 2021 archive

The Martial Art of Writing & Other Essays

The Martial Art of Writing & Other Essays by Alan Baxter is available from Brain Jar Press. ‘In these essays, Alan Baxter—the author of cult horror hits like The Roo, the Eli Carver series, and the Australian Shadows Award-winners Crow Shine and Served Cold—explores the relationships between horror fiction, a writer’s craft and discipline, and the lessons brought to …

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AHWA Interview with: Bernie Rutkay

Can you tell us a little about yourself and the major influences on your writing?I suppose that I would say I’m a horror screenwriter who dabbles in other forms and genres when I feel like it’s good for the story that needs to be told. Writing is the one thing that I’ve always done and …

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The Wildcard by Kathryn Hore

Kathryn Hore’s dark, twisting thriller, The Wildcard, published by IFWG Publishing Australia, was released on April 15: Jem doesn’t do risk. He doesn’t play games with chance. At least not until his ex-girlfriend shows up on his doorstop in tears and tricks him into signing for an impossible debt. Thrust into an underworld of card players who bet …

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2020 Aurealis Awards Shortlist Announced

The 2020 Aurealis Awards shortlist has been announced. From their website: ‘Congratulations to all the finalists, and a huge thanks to our panelists who have read an enormous number of entered works to pare it down for these amazing shortlists. With nearly 850 entries across the 15 categories, that is no small feat!’ In the …

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HWA Interview with: Anthony Ferguson

Can you tell us a little about yourself and the major influences on your writing? I joined the AHWA in 2007. Though I was always drawn to the darker side of life, I kept such thoughts on the back burner for years. I have two university degrees in the Humanities. It took me a long …

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