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


  • Gone, 8WordStory billboard project, Queensland Writers Centre, 23 October.
  • The Today Home, in Ecopunk!, Ticonderoga Publications







  • Smoking, Waiting for the Dawn, in Dreaming Again, HarperCollins — listen to it at TISF



  • Pain Threshold, Agog! Ripping Reads, agog!
    • reprinted in Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror 2007, Brimstone, 2007


  • Time to Write, The Devil in Brisbane, Prime Australia
  • Triage, Sf-envision, Fantastic Vision Media
    • reprinted in In Sunshine Bright and Darkness Deep, AHWA, 2015
  • Night Watch, Elsewhere, CSFG



  • Prime Cuts, antipodean SF (read it here)


  • Summer Haze, Visions, Vision Writers


Fiction Awards



  • Dust Eaters (unpublished), 2nd place in the Creative Writing Showcase 2016, WiP Conference, University of Queensland
  • The Big Smoke: finalist in Australian Shadows award for best horror novel


  • 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, Equilibrium, 2008
  • 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:
  • 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