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Jason Nahrung (born 1968) is an Australian horror author and journalist who lives in Melbourne with his partner Kirstyn McDermott. Nahrung has previously written for The Courier-Mail newspaper in Queensland, with a special interest in speculative fiction and horror-related topics.[1] He was co-winner the 2005 William Atheling Jnr award for Criticism or Review.[2] His first novel, The Darkness Within (based on an unpublished novella co-written with Mil Clayton), was published in June 2007 by Hachette Livre in Australia.[3] Nahrung has also published some horror and speculative fiction short stories.

Jason Nahrung
Jason Nahrung in 2007
Jason Nahrung in 2007
Born1968 (age 50–51)
GenreHorror fiction
Speculative fiction




Short storiesEdit

  • "Watermarks", (2014), Cosmos magazine.
  • "The Preservation Society", (2014), Dimension6, Coeur de Lion.
  • "The Mornington Ride", (2012), Epilogue, Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing).
  • "Hello Kitty", (2012), Midnight Echo No. 8.
  • "The Last Boat to Eden", (2012), Surviving the End, Dark Prints Press.
  • "The Kiss", (2012), Tales from the Bell Club.
  • "Breaking the Wire", (2012), Aurealis" No. 47.
  • "An Incident at Portsea, 1967", (2011), After the World: Corpus Christi, Issue 4.
  • "Messiah on the Rock", (2011), Anywhere but Earth, Coeur de Lion.
  • "Children of the Cane", (2011), Dead Red Heart, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "Wraiths", (2011), Winds of Change, CSFG.
  • "Resurrection in Red", (2011), More Scary Kisses, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "Wet Work", (2011), After the Rain, ed. Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing).
  • "Smoking, Waiting for the Dawn", (2008), Dreaming Again, HarperVoyager.
  • "The Refugee", (2007), Fantastical Journeys to Brisbane.
  • "Kadimakara and Curlew", (2007), Daikaiju 2, Agog! Press.
    • reprinted in Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror Vol.3.
  • "Pain Threshold", (2006), Agog! Ripping Reads, Agog! Press.
  • "Time to Write", (2005) The Devil in Brisbane.
  • "Triage", (2005), Sf-envision.
  • "Night Watch", (2005), Elsewhere, CSFG Publishing.
  • "Spare Parts", (2003), Glimpses.
    • reprinted in Devil Dolls and Duplicates in Australian Horror (2011).
  • "Prime Cuts", (2002), Antipodean SF.
  • "Summer Haze", (2001), Visions.




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