Saturday 1 April 2017
Corpus Christi: Lecture TheatreVenue
Join award-winning, bestselling author Garth Nix, creator of the phenomenally successful Old Kingdom books, on a rare visit to the UK from Australia, and celebrate a brand new novel, Frogkisser, a brilliantly funny take on fairytales and quests.
Discover Princess Anya and her loyal dog who embark on a terribly important quest to acquire the ingredients for a reversal lip balm, the vital item needed to change a frog back to a prince . . . oh and save her kingdom from her villainous ‘stepstepfather’.
Nix has been a full-time writer since 2001, and previously worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. His books include the award-winning Old Kingdom series, 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 fantasy novels for children 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, 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.