Marty Young

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Marty Young

Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Member Since: June 2014

Last online: April 2016

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Marty Young ( is an award winning writer and editor, and sometimes ghost hunter. He was the founding President of the Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) from 2005-2010, and one of the creative minds behind the internationally acclaimed Midnight Echo magazine, for which he served as Executive Editor until June 2013.

Marty's first novel, 809 Jacob Street, was published in October 2013 by Black Beacon Books, and won the Australian Shadows Award for Best Novel.

His short horror fiction has been nominated for both the Australian Shadows and Ditmar awards, reprinted in Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror ('the best of 2008'), and repeatedly included in Ellen Datlow's year's best recommended reading list. Marty's essays on horror literature have been published in journals and university textbooks in Australia and India, and he was also co-editor of the Bram Stoker nominated and Australian Shadows Award winning Macabre; a Journey through Australia's Darkest Fears, a landmark anthology showcasing the best Australian horror stories from 1836 to the present.


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