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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 boot 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...more


I have sneaked a surprise book out into the world. It is Newt's Emerald
A Regency romance with magic, I wrote the first version of this book in 1990-91. Back then it was a book within a book, a thriller set in a publishing house.

But the combined book didn't work and I shelved it long ago, thinking that one day I would go back and separate out both parts and make them individual novels. The thri... Read more of this blog post »
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Like a lot of people my age, I dig anime. Girly anime, mostly–Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura. My affinity for odd Japanese children’s series has often left me craving a written equivalent. Manga are grea... " Read more of this review »
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“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?”
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I am not afraid, he said to himself.
"I love you," he whispered. "I hope you don't mind.”
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