Paul Haines was raised in the ‘70s, in the wrong part of Auckland, New Zealand. Vowing to never call Australia home, he now lives in Melbourne with his wife and daughter.
Paul survived the inaugural Clarion South writers workshop in 2004, and has won the Aurealis, Ditmar and Sir Julius Vogel awards for his short fiction. He is also a member of the Melbourne- based speculative fiction writers group SuperNOVA.
His first short story collection Doorways For The Dispossessed (Prime Books, 2006) won the New Zealand Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Collection and was shortlisted for the Ditmar. His second collection Slice Of Life (The Mayne Press) was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award and the Chronos Award.
Due soon is his third collection The Last Days of Kali Yuga (Brimstone Press, 2010).
He recently tied with himself to win the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short story for his acclaimed novella WIVES (X6, Coeur De Lion, 2009) and SLICE OF LIFE - A SPOT OF LIVER (Slice of Life, The Mayne Press, 2009)
Lately he has been battling cancer.