Paul Collins has written many books, mostly for younger readers. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles. Paul has edited many anthologies and won the Inaugural Peter McNamara and the A Bertram Chandler awards, both of which were for lifetime achievement in science fiction, and the Aurealis and William Atheling awards.
Paul has edited many anthologies which include Trust Me!, Rich & Rare and Australia’s first fantasy anthology, Dream Weavers. He also edited The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian SF&F.
His recent fantasy series is The Warlock’s Child, written in collaboration with Sean McMullen. His book, Slaves of Quentaris, was listed in 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Die (UK, 2009). His latest book is Harry Kruize, Born to Lose.
Paul has been short-listed for many awards and has won the Inaugural Peter McNamara, A Bertram Chandler, Aurealis and William Atheling awards.
Other than his writing, Paul is the publisher at Ford Street Publishing, a children’s specialist publishing everything from picture books through to young adult literature. Two books, Pool, by Justin D’Ath and Crossing the Line, by Dianne Bates, were short-listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. A third, Shane Thamm’s My Private Pectus, was short-listed in the Territory Read Award. Paul spends much of his time travelling around Australia giving writing workshops to students from grade four to Year 12.