Jason Nahrung's great-great-grandfather, a bootmaker, came to Australia from Germany in 1858, and Jason grew up on a Queensland cattle property. After leaving home he worked for some twenty years as a journalist in Brisbane. During his time with the Courier Mail he reviewed books, music and live entertainment, and one stage won a William Atheling Jnr award for Criticism or Review in the area of speculative fiction. In addition to being a member of the Vision writers group and the Writers on the Edge critique circle, Nahrung has been the editor of the Queensland Writers Centre’s magazine Writing Queensland. He has also had a novel, The Darkness Within (2007) and a number of short stories published.
During his career Nahrung has been highly commended in the Aurealis Awards, been shortlisted in the Ditmars and the Australian Shadows and the recipient of the 2012 Chronos award for Best Fan Writer. In 2004 he was also engaged as director of the Aurealis Awards, and has since served on various judging panels.
Nahrung was awarded a Master of Arts in creative writing in 2008. He now lives in Melbourne as a freelance editor and manuscript appraiser with his wife, the author Kirstyn McDermott.