It’s been a few months since we’ve profiled an author, but it’s been worth the wait. He’s the brains behind the Hindsight Isn’t 2020 Award and a great author, performer and artist in his own right. Let’s meet Tobias Madden! […]
A former NiTH competitor, you might remember Clarissa Goenawan’s clear prose, quaint characters and simple, beautiful tales from a couple of years back, when she duked it out with other NiTH alumni like Amber Fernie, Debb Bouch, Maya Spore and […]
Tall, lean and dedicated, Adrian Collins is about as far as it gets from your typical bad guy. It seems almost paradoxical that such a good bloke would wave the black flag for the anti-hero, but for the past couple […]
Charlotte Cross’s intense and peculiar novel ‘Strange Days: Vol 1’ has been daily feature with Needle in The Hay over the past week.
Who are you? What are you working on at the moment My name is Holly Riordan, and I’m an aspiring science fiction and horror writer. Lately, I’ve been focusing my energy on creating short stories. I’ve recently gotten a few […]
So part 3 of the Trilogy Award came with a bit of a surprise, a big surprise in fact, with authors challenged to write the final piece for someone else’s trilogy. Disruptive ideas don’t always work out, but this time […]
Who Is Ash Warren? Ash Warren is that rare breed of author who simultaneously has the guts to try just about any prompt while bringing his own signature style to the brief. Often characterised by an attention to detail, vivid, […]
Cam Dang had burst onto the NiTH scene recently with the tragically hopeful “New Life”. We sat down for a chart with the Melbourne based author to talk family, celebrities, and finding time to write.
Nick Lachmund is an up and coming Australian writer with a couple of great stories shortlisted over the last few weeks. We sat down with Nick, who came across us via the Australian Writers Centre website, and put him under […]
Two rooms winner Alicia Bruzzone talks about her inspiration for writing great stories.
Who is Barry Quinn, where can I find more of his work? I’m from the Northeast of England near Newcastle. I’ve recently started a writing blog (which can be viewed here: https://barrygjquinn.wordpress.com) which has blog posts about writing itself, extracts […]
You might remember Lance Cross from a few years ago, with stories like Get Of The Grass, Nothing Good On TV and several others making their way to the shortlist. Now Lance has a book out, the incredibly titled […]
Ted Inver’s had a brilliant start to NiTH, taking out first place a couple of weeks ago with his freshman effort Lemonshade. Hailing from the UK but residing in Iceland, Ted gave us some time and insight into the life […]
You might remember David’s compelling piece ‘Conscious Nightmare’ from a few weeks back. Turns out the author himself is just as compelling. We sat down for a chat.
If you’ve taken the time to read Yuki Iwama’s delightfully surreal 2N5E from last week’s short list, you’re no doubt wanting to know a little more about the soul behind such a vision. I caught up with Yuki over messenger […]
Sarah Henry is a high school teacher who made her NiTH debut a few weeks ago with Batteries, a Dystopian Science Fiction story in a bleak, climate wrecked future.
You might remember Sarah Al-saad from her award-winning fake review Succubus: A Study In Mediocrity for the CLONE EBERT Award. Well after making it one from one we decided to see what makes Sarah tick with this short interview.
Rebecca’s first story with Needle In The Hay is Birdcage, nominated for the long list on the MYSTERY OF THE CELLAR DOOR Award. She’s a lawyer by trade, so we checked our precedents before we threw a few questions her […]
While it might not be immediately obvious, writing forms the backbone of most art / entertainment projects and games are no different. I sat down with NITH regular and twitter baron Dakoda Barker to talk all things digital. I started […]
Recently I caught up with Dan Bloom on Climate Fiction and books he thought paved the way for the genre. Dan is a fan of On The Beach by Nevil Shute. I started by asking him why he was drawn to […]
Alayna is a fourth year university student, writer, and currently manages the Needle In The Hay tumblr. She’s been gracious enough to answer a few questions, so here we go. Martin: Tell us a little about the novel you’re working […]