Paul Haines i(49 works by)
Born: Established: 1970
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
; Died: Ceased: 5 Mar 2012 Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula (Port Phillip Bay), Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1995
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BiographyHistory

Raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Paul 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 became a member of the SuperNOVA writers group. Haines has had more than thirty short stories published in Australia and North America. In 2007, he volunteered as a mentor for the Australian Horror Writers Association.

The winner of three Ditmar Award - Best New Talent (2005), 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) - Haines also 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.

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.


Awards for Works

The Last Days of Kali Yuga 2010 selected work short story horror

'These are the last days ...

'Travel the blood-stained trails of Kathmandu.

'Explore doorways to other worlds.

'Fight for humanity’s darkening soul.

'... when the powers of the Gods wane and evil walks the Earth.

'The Last Days of Kali Yuga is urban fantasy at its darkest. You won’t find traditional vampires or werewolves in Paul Haines’s stories. Instead, you will stare deep into the heart of the cruelest monster of all: man.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2012 winner Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2012 winner Chronos Awards Best Long Fiction
2011 honourable mention Australian Shadows Award Collection
2011 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Collection
The Past Is a Bridge Best Left Burnt The Last Days of Kali Yuga , The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 , Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , November no. 56 2010 single work novella horror 'Self-consciously autobiographical, and yet subtly playful in its interrogation of the nature of dream and reality, it is an extraordinary tour de force of a story. Consisting of many short, often apparently unrelated sections which seem to mirror the narrator's confusion, The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt takes us on a journey through past and present times, in New Zealand and Australia.'

Source: Review of The Last Days of Kali Yuga, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus, [posted: 27/05/2011], http://aussiespecficinfocus.wordpress.com/
Sighted 17/05/2012
2012 winner Ditmar Awards Best Novella or Novelette
2012 winner Chronos Awards Best Short Fiction
2011 winner Australian Shadows Award Long Fiction
2011 joint winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Best Short Story Joint winner with 'The Short Go : A Future in Eight Seconds' by Lisa L. Hannett.
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