blood and dust by jason nahrungthe big smoke by jason nahrung


  • Blood and Dust and its sequel, The Big Smoke,
    released by Clan Destine Press, June 2015.
    • Blood and Dust was originally published digitally by Xoum in 2012

salvage by jason nahrung

  • Salvage, a slim seaside gothic
    published in 2012 by Twelfth Planet Press

tdw-cover-sml2the german cover of the darkness within

  • The Darkness Within, paranormal suspense novel
    published in 2007 by Hachette
    and later in Germany


Short stories


  • Night Blooming, in SQ Mag Issue 19 (March 2015)










  • Prime Cuts, antipodean SF (read it here)


  • Summer Haze, Visions





  • Salvage: Chronos award for best novel; finalist in Ditmar awards for best novel; finalist in Aurealis Awards for best horror novel
  • Blood and Dust: finalist in Aurealis Awards for best horror novel; finalist in Australian Shadows award for best horror novel
  • Mornington Ride (Epilogue): Chronos award for best short story; finalist for WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction 


    • Gary Numan, Fiend magazine
    • Vampires in the Sunburnt Country: Australian Explorations of the Vampire Gothic Landscape, Studies in Australian Weird Fiction #2
    • Keri Arthur, Fiend magazine
    • How to run your own writing retreat, Writing Queensland April 2006 (reproduced here)
    • Numerous articles for The Courier-Mail newspaper including:
      >A night as an extra on the film Queen of the Damned in 2000

    >This 2004 article on the state of Australian horror publishing, which won the Atheling award

    > This 2007 feature on the new space opera

    >This 2007 feature on the rise of paranormal romance

    > This 2009 article on Brisbane’s Goth scene

  • The Life of Konrad Nahrung

    The Life of Konrad Nahrung, a memoir of a Queensland pioneer

    In 2011, I finished annotating and indexing the memoir of my great-great-grandfather, Konrad Nahrung. He emigrated from Germany to Queensland in the 1850s and travelled widely throughout the state, working as a bullocky, a shepherd, bootmaker, gold miner (briefly) and publican before finally settling down to farm at Miva. The memoir is available in paperback at cost or as a free download from

    Online audio appearances