Kirstyn McDermott i(32 works by)
Born: Established: 1973 Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

In 1995, after completing a Bachelor of Arts at Newcastle University, Kirstyn McDermott moved to Melbourne. She served on the committee of the Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) for a number of years and co-edited the inaugural issue of Midnight Echo with Ian Mond in 2008. She has published short fiction in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies.

Personal Awards

2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Fan Publication in Any Medium For The Writer and the Critic (with Ian Mond).
2015 winner Ditmar Awards Best Fan Publication in Any Medium For The Writer and the Critic.
2013 winner Ditmar Awards Best Fan Publication in Any Medium For the Writer and the Critic

Awards for Works

Self, Contained The Dark , November no. 10 2015 single work short story horror fantasy
2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Short Story
Caution : Contains Small Parts : A Twelve Planets Collection 2013 selected work short story

'Caution: Contains Small Parts is an intimate, unsettling collection from award-winning author Kirstyn McDermott.

'A creepy wooden dog that refuses to play dead.

'A gifted crisis counsellor and the mysterious, melancholy girl she cannot seem to reach.

'A once-successful fantasy author whose life has become a horror story – now with added unicorns.

'An isolated woman whose obsession with sex dolls takes a harrowing, unexpected turn.

'Four stories that will haunt you long after their final pages are turned.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Norma K. Hemming Award
2014 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2013 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Collection
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