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Kirstyn McDermott Kirstyn McDermott i(A67399 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.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Fan Publication in Any Medium

For 'The Writer and the Critic' (with Ian Mond).

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.

Awards for Works

Triquetra 2018 single work short story fantasy horror
— Appears in: Tor.com Fiction , September 2018;

'After marrying the prince and having her own child, Snow White visits her stepmother—promising to kill her in ever more horrible ways, at the same time attempting to stay away from the mirror that started it all.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
2019 finalist Norma K. Hemming Award Short Fiction
2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Novella
Braid 2017 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Review of Australian Fiction , vol. 24 no. 1 2017;
2018 finalist Norma K. Hemming Award Short Fiction
2017 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Novella
Burnt Sugar 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Dreaming in the Dark 2016; (p. 319-346)

'My brother stumbles through the back gate while I'm still in the hen-house, plucking smooth, warm eggs from dirty straw.' (Introduction)

2016 shortlisted Australian Shadows Award Paul Haines Shadow Award for Long Fiction
2016 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Novella
2016 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Short Story
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