Angry Robot author Kaaron Warren


Kaaron Warren

Slights is Kaaron’s first novel, the first of three jaw-dropping books to be published by Angry Robot. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in Year’s Best Horror & Fantasy, the Poe and Haunted Legends anthologies, Fantasy magazine, Paper Cities, and many other venues in the US, Europe and Australia. Her short story “A Positive” has been made into a short film called Patience, and her first ever published short story “White Bed” was dramatised for the stage in Australia.

She is currently working on a novella about the goddess Ishtar, and a novel about the washerwoman in history. She’s an Australian, based in Fiji when we met her but now back home in ACT.

Other random stuff she told us
~ I always wanted to be famous and changed the spelling of my name for that reason. There were too many ‘Karens’ in the world and I wanted to stand out.

~ My favourite kind of lolly (sweetie) is a hard one gone soft. Think Blackpool rock you can chew.

~ I’m an extremely bad drawer but I draw deliberately worse to make my children laugh. Can’t have them thinking I’m perfect.

~ I wrote my first novel at 14. Called Skin Deep, it was inspired by S.E.Hinton’s The Outsiders. It might have been published if I’d been able to type faster.

~ I see stories everywhere, even in the names of birds. I have “spine-tailed swift” in my ideas notebook.

~ I love to read anything and everything. Weird specialist magazines are a fave. I love the secret language they use, and the way people can be famous in their field but unheard of elsewhere.


Interview with Gill Polack (August 10)

2010 Snapshot with Editormum (February 10)

Interview(er) at World SF News (December 09)

Interview with Temple Library Reviews (October 09)

Discussion on environment and place, with World SF (October 09)

Horror Authors Talk with Temple Library Reviews (October 09)

Interview with Opinionated? Me? (September 09)

Interview with Falcata Times (July 09)

Interview with Luke Reviews (June 09)

Interview with My Favourite Books (April 09)

Interview with  Robert Hood (April 09)