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Garth Nix


Australia (1963 - )

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing 'Hail the Conquering Hero Comes' or possibly 'Roll Out the Barrel'. Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra (the federal capital) and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat-up Austin with a trunk full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter.

Despite a wheel literally falling off the Austin, Garth survived to return to Australia and study at the University of Canberra. After finishing his degree in 1986 he worked in a bookshop, then as a book publicist, a publisher's sales representative, and editor. Along the way he was also a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, serving in an Assault Pioneer platoon for four years. Garth left publishing to work as a public relations and marketing consultant from 1994-1997, till he became a full-time writer in 1998. He did that for a year before becoming a part-time literary agent in 1999. In January 2002 Garth went back to writing full time again, despite his belief that full-time writing explains the strange behaviour of many authors.

Garth currently lives in a beach suburb of Sydney, with his wife Anna, a publisher.
 
Series contributed to
The Calusari
 
Blood Ties
 
Anthologies containing stories by Garth Nix
Fantastic WorldsA Wolf At the Door
 
Short stories
From the Lighthouse (1998)
Hansel's Eyes (2000)


Garth Nix recommends
The Book of Three
The Book of Three (1964)
(Chronicles of Prydain, book 1)
Lloyd Alexander
"Lloyd Alexander is the true high king of fantasy."
Freewalker
Freewalker (2004)
(Longlight Legacy, book 2)
Dennis Foon
"...a compelling read..."
The Brotherhood of Pirates
The Brotherhood of Pirates (2007)
William Gilkerson
"A wonderful adventure... I heartily recommend this book."
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish (2012)
(Cuttlefish, book 1)
Dave Freer
"Dave Freer always delivers compelling, fast-moving and addictive fantasy adventures."



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