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With horror writer Martin Livings reading his short story “The Art of Suffering”

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO “THE ART OF SUFFERING” AND MARTIN’S INTERVIEW HERE. WARNING: THIS STORY INCLUDES SCENES OF SADOMASOCHISM AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE!

 

“A writer discovers the secret to inspiration, but the cost is far higher than he could ever have imagined.”

Welcome to day 6 of our 2007 Halloween Ghast Fest featuring members of the Australian Horror Writers Association. Today Martin Livings joins us for the first time to read his short story “The Art of Suffering” and talk about writing. The story was originally published in Ticonderoga Online Issue #1, March 2004. Warning: the story includes sadomasochism and sexual violence.

Perth-based author Martin Livings has been writing short stories for a variety of publications since 1990. Along the way he has picked up nominations for both the Ditmar and Aurealis awards. Martin reluctantly works in IT during the day to pay the bills, and at night dreams of fame and fortune. And monsters.

Livings’ short fiction has appeared in the award-winning anthology Daikaiju!, as well as Borderlands, Agog! Terrific Tales, and Eidolon, among many others. He has been listed in The Year’s Best Horror and Fantasy Recommended Reading, and has appeared in The Year’s Best Australian SF and Fantasy Volume 2 and Australian Horror and Dark Fantasy: 2006.

His first novel, Carnies, was published in 2006.

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Interviewee: Martin Livings
Host: Paula B
Music: “knifed killer rise build” by Patrick James Slattery
Date: October 28, 2007
Running time: 01:06:59 minutes
File size: 41 megabytes
Rating: Sadomasochism, sexual violence, profanity!
Martin Livings’ Web site: MartinLivings.com
The Australian Horror Writers Web site: www.australianhorror.com/