Snapshot 2014: David Freer

Dave Freer lives on Flinders in Bass strait, being about as far into the Woop woop as he could put himself or be put (let’s not ask which).  He thrives on a sort of chaotic experiment in self-sufficiency, involving a lot time at sea in small boats, doing remarkably silly things with spears and nets […]

Snapshot 2014: Stacey Larner

S. G. Larner is a denizen of sunny Brisbane, Australia, where she wrangles three children and complains about the heat. She revels in exploring the dark underbelly of the world in her short fiction and poetry, as an antidote to her relatively mundane life. Her work has appeared in Aurealis, SQ Mag, Tincture Journal, and […]

Snapshot 2014: Sean Wright

Sean Wright was born in the town of Nhulunbuy in Arnhem Land, though most of his life has been spent in Alice Springs. A graduate of NTU he has spent his adult working life as a security guard, a martial arts instructor, a trainer in an international gaming company, a teacher librarian and as a […]

Snapshot 2014: Gillian Polack

Dr Gillian Polack is a historian, writer, critic, writer and general nuisance. Gillian has two published novels (Ms Cellophane/Life through Cellophane was a Ditmar finalist) and a third — Langue[dot]doc 1305 — out soon. She has also published over 15 short stories and two cookbooks. She edited two anthologies (Baggage was a Ditmar finalist). One […]

Snapshot 2014: Kaaron Warren

Bram Stoker Nominee and Shirley Jackson Award winner Kaaron Warren has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji. She’s sold many short stories, three novels (the multi-award-winning Slights, Walking the Tree and Mistification) and four short story collections. Through Splintered Walls, won a Canberra Critic’s Circle Award for Fiction, an ACT Writers’ and Publisher’s Award, two Ditmar Awards, two Australian […]

Snapshot 2014: Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan grew up in Perth, Western Australia and currently works as an artist, writer and film-maker in Melbourne. He began creating images for science fiction stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through dream-like imagery. The Rabbits, […]