24th - 26th August 2018
Power, Politics, Passion

Garth Nix

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he previously worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning young adult fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, Clariel and Goldenhand. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children.


Canberra Writers Festival events

Garth Nix: LIVE!

Young adult fantasy author Garth Nix will give CWF audiences a glimpse into his world of swords, dragons, frogs and wizards through his latest books Frogkisser.

Saturday 26th August 2017, 10:00am. Conference Room, Level 4, National Library of Australia.
Tickets: Free, but bookings required for capacity.


Samantha Shannon + Garth Nix in conversation with Kaaron Warren

Join young adult fantasy authors Garth Nix, Samantha Shannon and Kaaron Warren as they discuss their rich and limitless universe.

Saturday 26th August 2017, 12:30pm. Library Theatre, National Library of Australia.
Tickets: Adult $24.00; Concession $21.95; Junior $11.75


About the book

Talking dogs. Mischievous wizards. An evil stepstepfather. Loads and loads of toads. Such is the life of a Frogkisser.

Princess Anya needs to see a wizard about a frog. It's not her frog, it's her sister's. And it's not a frog, it's actually a prince. A prince who was once in love with Anya's sister, but has now been turned into a frog by their evil stepstepfather. And Anya has made a 'sister promise' that she will find a way to return Prince Denholm to human form...

So begins an exciting, hilarious, irreverent quest through the Kingdom of Trallonia and out the other side, in a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs.

Frogkisser! is published by Allen & Unwin.

Buy the book at the festival's bookshop partner Dymocks.


More reading

Garth Nix talks about his new book Frogkisser and his early Canberra life, The Sydney Morning Herald, February 2017.

Garth Nix: an interview with a Master of Fantasy, The Harvard Crimson, October 2016.

Frogkisser review: re-imagining fairytales, The Sydney Morning Herald, March 2017.

Working with Words: Garth Nix, The Wheeler Centre, April 2016.



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