The 2016 winner, from Australia, is C.S. McMullen for her script,
Catherine S. McMullen is a writer and film & TV professional, currently
living in Melbourne.
As a production freelancer, her professional credits include Syfy series Hunters
and Childhood’s End
winning series Nowhere Boys
, unscripted shows Real Housewives of Melbourne
, and feature films Cut Snake
Her fiction work has been published
in Nightmare Magazine
, and Interzone
, and has been reprinted in anthologies such as ‘Year’s
Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2013’ and ‘Focus
2013: Highlights of Australian Short Fiction’. Her short story ‘The Nest’ was nominated for an Australian Shadows Award
from the Australian Horror Writers’
Association, and her short story ‘Monday‐child’ was voted
by Aurealis subscribers as ‘Best
Story of 2013’.
Catherine graduated in 2011 with a double degree in Arts (Film Studies)/Law from the University of Melbourne, on a full Melbourne National
Scholarship awarded to academic high achievers.
She is a life-long nerd and former MMO addict,
and enjoys books, TV, movies and games, especially if they’re
about robots or dragons (or possibly robotic