Australian author Garth Nix specializes in what's now called "Young Adult" fantasy--but don't let that throw you. He has the uncanny ability to take fantasy [[ClicheStorm Cliche Storms]] and convert them into pure horror. Pray that his dark gift never reaches the people who write the Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection books.

He also is a big fan of CapitalLettersAreMagic, and has a kind of [[AwesomeMcCoolname awesome name]]. He also uses GreatBigBookOfEverything frequently, for example the Book of the Dead, the Atlas of the House, and the Codex.

Works by him include:

Standalone novels

* ''Literature/TheRagwitch''
* ''Literature/ShadesChildren''
* ''Literature/AConfusionOfPrinces''
* ''Newt's Emerald''
* ''Frogkisser!''


* ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series
* ''Literature/KeysToTheKingdom'' heptalogy
* ''Literature/TheSeventhTower'' hexalogy

Short stories

* "The Highest Justice" (''Literature/ZombiesVsUnicorns'')
* "The Quiet Knight" (''Literature/GeektasticStoriesFromTheNerdHerd'')


* ''Blood Ties'' (''Literature/SpiritAnimals'', written with Creator/SeanWilliams)