Recent story list

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. — Ernest Hemingway

Recent Covers from Deborah's collection

collections

Bad Power
Twelfth Planet Press, November 2011
Shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Collection

A Book of Endings
Twelfth Planet Press, August, 2009
Shortlisted Willian L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book
Shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Collection
Locus Recommended Reading List
Honourable Mention, Best Horror of the Year
Listed SF Signal ’40 Books from 2009 that you should read’

novellas

“And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living”, Ishtar, Gilgamesh Press, November 2011
Shortlisted Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella
Shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Novella

short stories

No Going Home
Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein 2010

Home Turf
Baggage, Eneit Press, Gillian Polack 2010

Diamond Shell
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009
Year’s Best Fantasy and Dark Horror, Prime, Paula Guran ed., 2010
Honourable Mention, Best Horror of the Year, Ellen Datlow ed., 2010

Hush
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009
Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, Bill Congreve ed., 2010
Honourable Mention, Best Horror of the Year, Ellen Datlow ed., 2010

Problems of Light and Dark
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Six Suicides
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009
Winner Australian Shadows Award Best Short Work, 2010
Shortlisted DITMAR Award Best Short Story, 2010

This Time, Longing
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Coming Up for Air
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

For the full short story reading list, click through to here.

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for. — Alice Walker