Portrait of Kirstyn McDermott

Kirstyn McDermott

Kirstyn McDermott writes horror fiction including her first book, Madigan Mine.

Kirstyn McDermott was born in Newcastle on Halloween, an auspicious date which may go some way towards explaining her lifelong attraction to all things dark and mysterious. After completing a Bachelor of Arts at Newcastle University, she moved to Melbourne where she currently lives. Her passion is for speculative fiction, especially that strange beast which has been variously labeled as gothic, horror, dark fantasy, or weird fiction, and her writing has been recognised with Aurealis, Ditmar and Chronos awards, as well as publication in literary and genre journals including Island, Southerly and GUD.