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'Garth Nix is one of Australia’s most successful writers. His novels have sold more than five million copies worldwide. That includes the series The Old KingdomThe Seventh TowerThe Keys to the Kingdom, and Troubletwisters. His latest is Frogkisser. ' (Introduction)


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    • As a child, Garth was influenced by the works of Alan Garner (The Owl ServiceThe Weirdstone of Brisingamen and Elidor), Ursula K. Le Guin (especially The Earthsea Cycle) and, inevitably, J. R. R. Tolkien. He also read Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth and Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazonsseries.
    • In this interview, Garth reflects on his time as a literary agent at Curtis Brown and muses on why he had to give it up.
    • Garth would invite Tolkien, Alexandre Dumas and Jane Austen to his ideal literary dinner party.
    • Garth has been fortunate to meet his childhood literary heroes Susan Cooperand Diana Wynne Jones.


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    y separately published work icon The Garret : 2017 Nic Brasch (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2017 14750868 2017 series - publisher interview

    A literary podcast and transcript by writers for writers about writers.

    Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2017

    Posted 22 October 2017.

Last amended 4 Oct 2018 12:56:50
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