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Garth NixGarth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he previously 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 Nix is a writer of Fantasy, primarily. His young adult novels include the award-winning Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen; the dystopian novel Shade's Children; the space opera A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt's Emerald. His children's novels include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series; and the Troubletwisters series and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties (co-written with Sean Williams).

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 40 languages.

Nix has three sons, and lives with his wife in a Sydney beach suburb.

Photo Credit: Larry D. Moore

His website: www.garthnix.com
His Old Kingdom website: www.oldkingdom.com.au
His Keys to the Kingdom website: www.keystothekingdom.com.au


Similar authors: Charles de Lint, Christopher Paolini

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To see Garth Nix's bibliography and awards, click here or scroll to the bottom of the page.

Garth Nix Bibliography


The Old Kingdom Series

  1. Sabriel - 1996
  2. Lirael - 2001
  3. Abhorsen - 2002
  4. Across the Wall - 2005 (novella)
  5. Clariel - 2014
  6. To Hold the Bridge - 2015 (novella)
  7. Goldenhand - 2016

The Keys to the Kingdom Series

  1. Mister Monday - 2003
  2. Grim Tuesday - 2004
  3. Drowned Wednesday - 2005
  4. Sir Thursday - 2006
  5. Lady Friday - 2007
  6. Superior Saturday - 2008
  7. Lord Sunday - 2010

The Seventh Tower Series

  1. The Fall - 2000
  2. Castle - 2000
  3. Aenir - 2001
  4. Above the Veil - 2001
  5. Into Battle - 2001
  6. The Violet Keystone - 2001

TroubleTwisters Series (with Sean Williams)

  1. TroubleTwisters - 2011
  2. The Monsters - 2012
  3. The Mystery - 2013 (also published as The Mystery of the Golden Card)
  4. The Missing - 2014 (also published as Missing, Presumed Evil)

Very Clever Baby Series

  • Very Clever Baby's First Reader - 1988
  • Very Clever Baby's Ben Hur - 1988
  • Very Clever Baby's Guide to the Greenhouse Effect - 1992
  • Very Clever Baby's First Christmas - 1998

Other Novels

  • The Ragwitch - 1990
  • Shade's Children - 1997
  • A Confusion of Princes - 2012
  • Newt's Emerald - 2015
  • Spirit Animals Book 3: Blood Ties - 2014 (with Sean Williams)
  • Frogkisser! - 2017
  • Have Sword, Will Travel - 2017 (with Sean Williams)

Garth Nix Awards


  • Abhorsen and Sabriel - 2003, 1995 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel and Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel
  • Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case (in "Across the Wall")- 2005 Golden Aurealis Short Story Award and 2005 Young Adult Short Story Award