Jason writes at the dark end of the speculative fiction spectrum, and has a broad and deep knowledge of the horror genre in particular. I’ve spoken with Jason at a couple of conferences, and it was very exciting to capture some elements of those “at the bar” conversations in the podcast.
Jason picked a great reading for the podcast – reminding me of how much I loved Blood and Dust (and making me even more eager for him to hurry up and finish the sequel!
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Show notes follow:
In this episode we Skype in Jason Nahrung, a man who has been called one of the nicest people in the Australian speculative fiction scene, while writing some of its most disturbing fiction.
A penetrating cross-examination ensues on topics far and wide, including his award winning novellaSalvage, his award nominated novel Blood and Dust, what it takes to write on the Melbourne public transport network, whether the modern vampire can be re-fanged, the impact of journalistic skills on self editing and what listeners should read if they want to dip their toe in the horror wading pool.
All this plus the answer to a question that has haunted your interviewer for years – what exactly is a ‘gothic sensibility’?
Jason also does a reading from his latest novel Blood and Dust, where listeners will learn slightly too much about how vampire lovin’ and vegemite can go together.
Jason’s excellent website, www.jasonnahrung.com, is mentioned at the end of the podcast.
Blood and Dust can be found at the Xoum website Blood and Dust
Salvage can be found at the Twelfth Planet Press website
Author Website: http://www.jasonnahrung.com
Author Twitter: @JNahrung
Interviewer: Mark Webb
Guest: Jason Nahrung
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Post-production: Sean Wright
Email: galactichat at gmail dot com