“Kaaron Warren is a fresh, amazingly talented voice out of Australia. You must read her work.”
– Ellen Datlow
Slights is Kaaron’s first novel, the first of three jaw-dropping books to be published by Angry Robot. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in Year’s Best Horror & Fantasy, the Poe and Haunted Legends anthologies, Fantasy magazine, Paper Cities, and many other venues in the US, Europe and Australia. Her short story “A Positive” has been made into a short film called Patience, and her first ever published short story “White Bed” was dramatised for the stage in Australia.
She is currently working on a novella about the goddess Ishtar, and a novel about the washerwoman in history. She’s an Australian, based in Fiji when we met her but now back home in ACT.
Other random stuff she told us
~ I always wanted to be famous and changed the spelling of my name for that reason. There were too many ‘Karens’ in the world and I wanted to stand out.
~ My favourite kind of lolly (sweetie) is a hard one gone soft. Think Blackpool rock you can chew.
~ I’m an extremely bad drawer but I draw deliberately worse to make my children laugh. Can’t have them thinking I’m perfect.
~ I wrote my first novel at 14. Called Skin Deep, it was inspired by S.E.Hinton’s The Outsiders. It might have been published if I’d been able to type faster.
~ I see stories everywhere, even in the names of birds. I have “spine-tailed swift” in my ideas notebook.
~ I love to read anything and everything. Weird specialist magazines are a fave. I love the secret language they use, and the way people can be famous in their field but unheard of elsewhere.
Interview with My Favourite Books (April 2009)
Interview with writer Robert Hood (April 2009)
Interview with Luke Reviews (June 2009)
Guest cook at Foodpast.com (July 2009)
Interview with the mighty Falcata Times (July 2009)
Interview with Zone Horror (July 2009)
Interview with Opinionated? Me? (Sept 2009)
Interview with Temple Library Reviews (Oct 2009)
Discussion on environment and place, at World SF (Oct 09)
Discussion on what is really scary, at Temple Library Reviews (Oct 09)
Interview with the mighty SF Signal (Nov 09)
Guest Post at SF Signal‘s Mind Meld (Dec 09)
Interview(er) at World SF News (Dec 09)
Interview as part of a round-up of Australian genre writers (Feb 10)
Interview with DragonKat (Feb 10)
Interview (part of Women in Horror Month) (Feb 10)
(Short) Interview with Angela Slatter (July 10)
Interview with the lovely Gill Polack %