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Day 4 of the 7 Days of Halloween 2006, with the Australian Horror Writers Association

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With horror writer Jason Nahrung reading chapter 1 of his novel The Darkness Within


“Dark secrets are brought into the light when an ancient enemy returns to threaten the women of the Winters family. For struggling photographer Emily, mastering her hidden powers of witchcraft is not enough to protect the people she loves. Emily must decide who is friend and who is foe, not an easy task when the darkness lies not just without, but within as well.”

Welcome to day 4 of the 7 days of Halloween 2006. Today Jason Nahrung reads chapter 1 of his first published novel The Darkness Within, which he co-wrote with Mil Clayton. After the reading, Jason and I talk writing.

Jason Nahrung works as a journalist at one of Australia’s largest newspapers. In 2005 he shared the William Atheling, Jr. award for his coverage of speculative fiction. He is a member of Vision Writers Group and the Writers on the Edge. His latest published short story appears in Agog! Ripping Reads. His debut novel, a supernatural thriller called The Darkness Within, was written with his partner Mil Clayton when they were living two states apart. It is due out in early 2007 through Hachette Livre.

Jason’s works include:

Kadimakara and Curlew, Daikaiju 2 (pending)
The Refugee, Fantastical Journeys (pending)
Pain Threshold, Agog! Ripping Reads
Time to Write, The Devil in Brisbane
Triage, Sf-envision
Night Watch, Elsewhere
Spare Parts, Glimpses
Prime Cuts, Antipodean SF


Interviewee: Jason Nahrung
Host: Paula B
Music: “Beyond the Gates” by Mark Taylor
Date: October 28, 2006
Running time: 52:21 minutes
File size: 51 megabytes
Rating: PG
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