Paul Haines was raised in the ‘70s, in the wrong part of Auckland, New Zealand. After completing a degree in the frozen, drunken depths of Otago he wound up working in computers and was eventually lured by sex and money to Australia in the‘90s. Vowing to never call it home, he now lives in Melbourne with his wife and daughter.
He is the author of the award-winning collections Slice of Life (The Mayne Press, 2009), Doorways For The Dispossessed (Prime Books, 2006) and the forthcoming The Last Days of Kali Yuga (Brimstone Press, 2010).
Paul survived the inaugural Clarion South writers workshop in 2004, and has won the Aurealis, Ditmar, Chronos and Sir Julius Vogel Awards and made the James Tiptree Jr Honours List and the Locus Recommended Reading List for his writing.
He is also a member of the Melbourne- based speculative fiction writers group SuperNOVA.
Lately, he's been struggling to fight cancer.