Garth Nix (born 19 July 1963 in Melbourne) is an Australian author of young adult fantasy novels, most notably the Old Kingdom series, The Seventh Tower series, and The Keys to the Kingdom series. Garth Nix is not a pseudonym. He has frequently been asked this question and said, "I guess people ask me because it sounds like the perfect name for a writer of fantasy. However, it is my real name."
Nix was raised in Canberra. Subsequent to a period working for the Australian Government, he traveled in Europe before returning to Australia in 1983 and undertaking a BA in professional writing between 1984 and 1986 at the University of Canberra. He worked in a Canberra bookshop after graduation, before moving to Sydney in 1987, where he worked his way up in the publishing field. He was a sales rep and publicist before becoming a Senior editor at HarperCollins. In 1993 he commenced further travel in Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe before becoming a full time marketing consultant, founding his own company Nix Evans Proprietary Ltd.
In addition to his work as a fantasy novelist, Nix has written a number of scenarios and articles for the role playing field, including those for Dungeons and Dragons and Traveller. These have appeared in related publications such as White Dwarf, Multiverse and Breakout!. He has also written case studies, articles and news items in the information technology field, his work appearing in publications such as Computerworld and PCWorld.
2010-2011 Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Garth Nix's Amazon Blog: Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen and two other books Permalink
2005 The Creature in the Case (especially produced for World Book Day) - Now also released as part of the collection below.
2005 (UK 2006) A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories
2010 To Hold the Bridge (expected to be released in an anthology tentatively titled Australia’s Legends of Fantasy, edited by Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan)
The Seventh Tower series
2000 The Fall
2001 Above the Veil
2001 Into Battle
2001 The Violet Keystone
The Keys to the Kingdom series
2003 Mister Monday
2004 Grim Tuesday
2005 Drowned Wednesday
2006 Sir Thursday
2007 Lady Friday
2008 Superior Saturday
2010 Lord Sunday
Very Clever Baby series
These books were essentially self-published (though later republished by Text Media in Melbourne) and although aimed at "Very Clever Babies Aged 3-6 Months", some help is needed from parents with the long words such as "ichthyologist" used by the character Freddy the Fish.
1988 Very Clever Baby's First Reader
1988 Very Clever Baby's Ben Hur
1992 Very Clever Baby's Guide to the Greenhouse Effect
1998 Very Clever Baby's First Christmas
1990 The Ragwitch
1997 Shade's Children
2000 Serena and the Sea Serpent (in Aussie Bites series)
2005 "Read It in the Headlines!" in Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales (ed. Robert Hood, Robin Pen)
2007 "Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go to War Again" in Jim Baen's Universe April 2007 (ed. Mike Resnick, Eric Flint)
2007 One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales — a book of short stories for younger readers, including Serena and the Sea Serpent
2009 A Confusion of Princes — a forthcoming young adult space opera novel