Shirley Jackson Award-winner Kaaron Warren published her first short story in 1993 and has had fiction in print every year since. She was recently given the Peter McNamara Lifetime Achievement Award, and was Guest of Honour at World Fantasy 2018, Stokercon 2019, and Geysercon 2019.
She has published five multi-award-winning novels—Slights (Angry Robot Books, 2009), Walking the Tree (Angry Robot, 2010), Mistification (Angry Robot, 2011), The Grief Hole (IFWG Publishing Australia, 2016), and Tide of Stone (Omnium Gatherum Media, 2018)—and seven short story collections, including the multi-award winning Through Splintered Walls (Twelfth Planet Press, 2012). Her most recent short story collection is A Primer to Kaaron Warren (Dark Moon Booksm 2018), part of the Exploring Dark Short Fiction series. The Grief Hole won all three of the Australian genre awards and the ACT Writers and Publishers Award, and has been optioned for a movie. Her most recent novella, Into Bones Like Oil (Meerkat Press, 2019), won the Aurealis Award, and was shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award and the Bram Stoker Award. Her stories have appeared in both Ellen Datlow's and Paula Guran's Year's Best anthologies.
Kaaron was a Fellow at the Museum for Australian Democracy, where she researched prime ministers, artists, and serial killers. In 2018, she was Established Artist in Residence at Katharine Susannah Prichard House in Western Australia. She's taught workshops in haunted asylums, old morgues, and second-hand clothing shops, and she's mentored several writers through a number of programs.
Her most recent books include the re-release of Slights by IFWG Australia; Tool Tales, a chapbook in collaboration with Ellen Datlow, also from IFWG; and Capturing Ghosts, a writing advice chapbook from Brain Jar Press.