I was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia and was raised by wild dingos. Now, I’m a science-fiction author who writes about galactic nightmares, colourful futures, and broken people trying to find strength and hope in worlds that are both dark and exuberant and rich. Themes include power, brotherhood, trauma-forged friendship, and the moral struggle of characters in the face of evil. Not everyone makes it out alive.
My space opera/spacepunk novel, STORMBLOOD, will be published by Gollancz in Feburary 2020 in UK/Australia as the first of a major trilogy. It’s The Wire meets Mass Effect, about the DNA of an extinct alien race that makes humans addicted to adrenaline and aggression, making millions hooked on their own body chemistry. Things get messy.
My short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Nature, Tor.com, Abyss & Apex, Grimdark Magazine, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, The Drabblecast and many anthologies. My work has been adapted into audio and translated into Polish, Arabic, Spanish, French and Chinese. Anthologies I appear in have been praised by Neil Gaiman, Alliete de Bodard, Rob Boffard, and have been recommended by the American Library Association.
I’m the fiction editor for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa, where I’ve worked with and served as audio producer for George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, Harlan Ellison, Christopher Priest, Joe R. Lansdale, Robin Hobb, Jack Campbell, Joe Haldeman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Dan Abnett, Joe Abercrombie, and hundreds of other talented authors and narrators. Episodes that I’ve worked on can be found here.
I have a BA in Film Studies and Creative Writing from the University of New South Wales. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter, on Goodreads and Amazon and IMDB. . You can also buy me a coffee here.
I am represented by John Jarrold of the John Jarrold Literary Agency. My film/TV rights are represented by Julie Kane-Ritsch of The Gotham Group.
Press kits, and a longer “about me” story can be found below.
Born in 1995, Jeremy Szal’s work has appeared in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Lightspeed, and others. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Find him at jeremyszal.com or @jeremyszal
Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia and raised by wild dingos. His work has appeared in Nature, Lightspeed, Abyss & Apex, Tor.com, The Drabblecast, and multiple anthologies. He’s the fiction editor for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa. Find him at: jeremyszal.com or @JeremySzal.
Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 to parents of infinite patience. He writes about galactic nightmares, little traumas, and broken characters fighting for hope in dark worlds. He is author of the space-opera novel STORMBLOOD, forthcoming from Gollancz in February 2020. His short fiction has appeared in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, The Drabblecast. He is the fiction editor for the Hugo-winning StarShipSofa and carves out a living in sun-bleached Sydney, Australia. He loves watching weird movies, collecting boutique gins, exploring cities, and dark humour. Find him at https://jeremyszal.com/ or @JeremySzal
Born in 1995 with a warped sense of humour, Jeremy Szal sold his first short story at 18 and his first professional story at 19. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Nature: Physics, Lightspeed, Abyss & Apex, Strange Horizons, The Drabblecast, Grimdark Magazine and others. He’s the fiction editor for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa where he’s worked with authors such as George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, and Joe R. Lansdale. He is thrilled to be represented by John Jarrold of the John Jarrold Literary Agency, although he isn’t quite sure how that happened. A cinephile and drinker of too many craft beers, he carves out a living in Sydney, Australia, although he prefers cold weather. Find him at https://jeremyszal.com/ or @JeremySzal