Garth Nix at the Bath Festival of Children’s
The Current Short Biography, May 2009
Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia.
A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked as a literary agent, marketing
consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller,
and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth’s books
include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen; and the cult favourite
YA SF novel Shade’s Children.
His fantasy novels for children include The
Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, and
The Keys to the Kingdom series. More than five million copies of his books
have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller
lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The
Guardian and The Australian, and
his work has been translated into 37 languages. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two