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Old 02-07-2020, 12:42 PM   #1
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Nix joined IRI after serving for two years as senior democracy specialist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Nix is a specialist in political party development, and judicial and legal reform in the former Soviet Union.

Nix resided in Kyiv, Ukraine, for more than three years. During that time, he served as outside legal counsel for the Committee on Legal Reform in the Ukrainian Parliament. He also assisted in the drafting of crucial reform legislation in Ukraine, including the constitution of Ukraine, the presidential and parliamentary election laws, and the law on the constitutional court of Ukraine. Nix also served as a member of the Parliamentary Special Committee on the Law on the Election of Deputies in Ukraine. He has lectured in a number of law schools throughout Ukraine on such topics as election law and judicial reform.

Nix served as legal counsel to the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in Ukraine and Russia, and has written extensively on legal and political reforms in the region. Among his publications is The Compendium of Election Laws of Central and Eastern Europe (1994).

Nix received his juris doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1989. He worked in the litigation section of the law firm of Baker & Hostetler in Washington, DC from 1989 to 1994, where he specialized in election law and international law.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Nix served as Midwest field director for the National Republican Congressional Committee and was the campaign manager for the Republican candidate in Indiana’s Second Congressional District.

Nix served on the litigation team for the 2008 John McCain for President Campaign and was posted to Columbus, Ohio.

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Garth Richard Nix (born 19 July 1963) is an Australian writer who specialises in children's and young adult fantasy novels, notably the Old Kingdom, Seventh Tower and Keys to the Kingdom series. He has frequently been asked if his name is a pseudonym, to which he has responded, "I guess people ask me because it sounds like the perfect name for a writer of fantasy. However, it is my real name."[1]

Garth Nix
Nix at the 2012 Texas Book Festival
Nix at the 2012 Texas Book Festival
Born
Garth Richard Nix
19 July 1963 (age 56)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Writer
Nationality
Australian
Genre
Fantasy
Years active
1995–present
Website
garthnix.com
Biography Edit
Born in Melbourne, Nix was raised in Canberra.[2] He attended Turner Primary School, Lyneham High School and Dickson College for schooling. While at Dickson College, Nix joined the Australian Army Reserve.[3] After a period working for the Australian government, he traveled in Europe before returning to Australia in 1983 and undertaking a BA in professional writing at Canberra University. 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 marketing consultant, founding his own company, Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd. From 1999-2002 he worked as a literary agent with Curtis Brown (Australia) Pty Ltd before becoming a full-time author.[4]

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 & 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.[4]

Nix lives in Sydney with his wife Anna McFarlane, a publisher, and their sons Thomas and Edward.[5]

Selected bibliography Edit
Very Clever Baby Edit
The series was self-published and republished by Text Media in Melbourne. Describe as books for "Very Clever Babies Aged 3–6 Months", they contain such words as ichthyologist, as used by the character Freddy the Fish.

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)
Young Adult and Children's literature Edit
The Old Kingdom Edit
Main article: Old Kingdom (book series)
Novels Edit
Sabriel (1995)
Lirael (2001)
Abhorsen (2003)
Clariel (2014)
Goldenhand (2016)
Terciel and Elinor (2021)
Short fiction Edit
"Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case" (2005). A novella produced for World Book Day and originally entitled "The Creature in the Cave". Reprinted under the new title in the collection Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories.)
"An Extract of the Journal of Idrach the Lesser Necromancer" (2009). A short story released on oldkingdom.com.au[6]
"To Hold the Bridge". Novella original published in the Legends of Australian Fantasy anthology edited by Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan)[7] and repined as the collection, also entitledTo Hold the Bridge.
Omnibus Edit
The Old Kingdom Chronicles (The Abhorsen Chronicles in the United States) (2009). This contained the first three Abhorsen books and "The Creature in the Case".
The Seventh Tower Edit
Main article: The Seventh Tower
The Fall (2000)
Castle (2000)
Aenir (2001)
Above the Veil (2001)
Into Battle (2001)
The Violet Keystone (2001)
The Keys to the Kingdom Edit
Main article: The Keys to the Kingdom
Mister Monday (2003)
Grim Tuesday (2004)
Drowned Wednesday (2005)
Sir Thursday (2006)
Lady Friday (2007)
Superior Saturday (2008)
Lord Sunday (2010)
Troubletwisters (co-written with Sean Williams Edit
Main article: Troubletwisters Series
Troubletwisters (2011)
The Monster (2012)
The Mystery (2013)
The Missing (2014)
Shade's Children Edit
Shade's Children (1997)
“You Won’t Feel a Thing” (2012), appearing in the anthology After, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, reprinted in the collectionTo Hold the Bridge (2013).
Works in multi-author series Edit
Spirit Animals Edit
Part of a multi-author series.

Spirit Animals Book 3: Blood Ties (2014, with Sean Williams)
Aussie Bites Edit
Serena and the Sea Serpent (2000, part of Aussie Bites series)
The X-Files: Young Adult Edit
"The Calusari (1997), an adaptation of the X-Files episode of the same name
Standalone novels Edit
The Ragwitch (1990), a children's fantasy novel
A Confusion of Princes (2012), a Young Adult space opera novel
Newt's Emerald (2015), a fantasy romance
Frogkisser! (2017), a children's fantasy novel
Have Sword, Will Travel (2017) (with Sean Williams)
Angel Mage (2019), a young adult fantasy sci-fi novel.
Works for Adults Edit
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Edit
2007 “Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go To War Again”, in Jim Baen's Universe
2008 “Beyond the Sea Gate of the Scholar-Pirates of Sarsköe”, in Fast Ships, Black Sails edited by Jeff Vandermeer and Ann Vandermeer
2010 “A Suitable Present for a Sorcerous Puppet”, in Swords and Dark Magic, edited by Lou Anders and Jonathan Strahan
2013 “Losing Her Divinity”, in Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales, edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
2014 “A Cargo of Ivories”, in Rogues, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
2014 “Home is the Haunter”, in Fearsome Magics, edited by Jonathan Strahan
2017 "A Long, Cold Trail", in The Book of Swords, edited by Gardner Dozois
1-3 are collected in Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures — A collection of "Sir Hereward...", "Beyond the Sea Gate..." and "A Suitable Present..." in one Kindle E-book (2011)


Short fiction Edit
Collections Edit
2007 One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales - a book of short stories for younger readers
Serena and the Sea
Bill the Inventor
Blackbread the Pirate
The Princess and the Beastly Beast
2005 Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories
2005 “Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case” (published for World Book Day)
2001 “Under the Lake” (from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
2005 “Charlie Rabbit” (from Kids’ Night In collected for War Child)
1996 “From the Lighthouse” (from Fantastic Worlds anthology edited by Paul Collins)
2001 “The Hill” (from 'X-Changes: Stories for a New Century)
2001 “Lightning Bringer” (from Love & Sex anthology edited by Michael Cart)
1987 “Down to the Scum Quarter” (fromMyths and Legends, reprinted inBreakout! magazine in 1988)
2002 “Heart’s Desire” (from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
2000 “Hansel’s Eyes” (from A Wolf at the Door anthology edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling)
2003 “Hope Chest” (from Firebirds anthology edited by Sharyn November)
1999 “My New Really Epic Fantasy Series” (from Swancon Program Book)
2000 “Three Roses” (from Eidolon magazine, Autumn 2000)
2004 “Endings” (from Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales anthology edited by Deborah Noyes)
2015 To Hold the Bridge
2010 “To Hold the Bridge: An Old Kingdom Story” (fromLegends of Australian Fantasy anthology, edited by Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan)
2011 “Vampire Weather” (from 'Teeth anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling)
2008 “Strange Fishing in the Western Highlands” (from Hellboy: Oddest Jobs, edited by Christopher Golden_
2008 “Old Friends” (from Dreaming Again anthology, edited by Jack Dann)
2011 “The Quiet Knight” (fromGeektastic anthology edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci)
2012 “You Won’t Feel a Thing” (from After anthology edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling)
2012 “A Handful of Ashes” (from Under My Hat anthology, edited by Jonathan Strahan)
2012 “The Big Question” (fromElsewhere, Edinburgh Festival Special)
2009 “Stop!” (from The Dragon Book anthology edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois)
2008 "Infestation” (from The Starry Rift anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan)
2011 “The Heart of the City” (from Subterranean Online magazine)
"Ambrose and the Ancient Spirits of East and West” (from The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities anthology edited by Ann Vandermeer and Jeff Vandermeer)
2007 “Holly and Iron” (from Wizards anthology, edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois)
2011 “The Curious Case of the Moondawn Daffodils Murder: As Experienced by Sir Magnus Holmes and Almost-Doctor Susan Shrike” (fromGhosts by Gaslight anthology edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers)
2009 “An Unwelcome Guest” (fromTroll's-Eye View anthology edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling)
2010 “The Highest Justice” (fromZombies vs. Unicorns anthology edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier)
2012 “Master Haddad’s Holiday” (a bonus story from the Australian printing ofA Confusion of Princes)
2012 “Sidekick of Mars” (originally from the Under the Moons of Mars anthology edited by John Joseph Adams)
2011 “Peace in Our Time” (originally from the Steampunk! anthology edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant)
2011 Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures (a collection of "Sir Hereward...", "Beyond the Sea Gate..." and "A Suitable Present..." in one Kindle E-book)
2007 “Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go To War Again” (fromJim Baen's Universe)
2008 “Beyond the Sea Gate of the Scholar-Pirates of Sarsköe” (fromFast Ships, Black Sails anthology edited by Jeff and Ann Vandermeer)
2010 "'A Suitable Present for a Sorcerous Puppet'" (from Swords and Dark Magic anthology edited by Lou Anders and Jonathan Strahan)
Uncollected stories Edit
1984 “Sam, Cars and the Cuckoo” in Warlock magazine no. 2
1996 “The Kind Old Sun Will Know” first published in Eidolon magazine
2005 "Read It in the Headlines!" in Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales (ed. Robert Hood, Robin Pen)
2006 “Dog Soldier” first published in Jim Baen's Universe, 2006
2007 “Bad Luck, Trouble, Death and Vampire Sex” first published in Eclipse, edited by Jonathan Strahan
2009 An Extract of the Journal of Idrach the Lesser Necromancer – Short Story released on oldkingdom.com.au[6]
2010 "The Highest Justice" in Zombies vs. Unicorns (ed Justine Larbalestier, Holly Black)
2013 “Crossing the Line” first published in Fearie Tales, edited by Stephen Jones
2013 “Fire Above, Fire Below” first published by Tor.com
2014 “Shay Corsham Worsted” first published in Fearful Symmetries, edited by Ellen Datlow
2014 “Happy Go Lucky” first published in Kaleidoscope, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios
2015 "By Frogsled and Lizardback to Outcast Venusian Lepers" in Old Venus (edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, 2015[8]
2019 “Dislocation Space” first published by Tor.com [9]
2020 "The Case of the Somewhat Mythic Sword" first published by Tor.com [10]
References Edit
Nix, Garth (2007). Across the Wall. Harper Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-722146-2.
"Garth Nix". AUSTLIT (austlit.edu.au). Retrieved 2014-08-02.
Nix, Garth. "Something about Garth Nix". Garth Nix. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008.
Collins, Paul; Steven Paulsen; Sean McMullen (1998). The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. p. 134. ISBN 0-522-84771-4.
David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, ed. (2006). Year's Best Fantasy 6. Tachyon Publications. ISBN 1-892391-37-6.
oldkingdom.com.au – An Extract of the Journal of Idrach the Lesser Necromancer
"residence". Inside A Dog.
Martin, George R. R. (19 June 2014). "Not A Blog: Venus In March". GRRM.livejournal.com. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
"Dislocation Space". Tor.com. Tor.
"The Case of the Somewhat Mythic Sword". Tor.com. Tor.
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I turned 40.

I’m in an entry level job and I live at home with my parents, husband and two children. This post is my 40th birthday gift to netphoria, a message to lift the spirits and boost the self esteem of the board

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