Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Sean Williams is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of over forty books and one hundred short stories, plus the odd odd poem for readers of all ages. He has a PhD in the literature of matter transmitters, which trope he has used many times, most recently in his critically acclaimed Twinmaker series.

He has been called many things in his time, including 'the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age' (Aurealis), the 'emperor of sci-fi' (Adelaide Advertiser), and the 'king of chameleons' (Australian Book Review) for the diversity of his writing. As well as his original fiction, he has occasionally worked in universes created by other people, such as Star Wars and Doctor Who. He also enjoys collaborating, most recently with Garth Nix.

He lives in the dry, flat lands of South Australia, just up the road from a chocolate factory, with his wife and family and pet plastic fish.


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Awards and Memberships

Sean Williams is a multiple recipient of the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards in multiple categories and has been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Seiun Award, and the William Atheling Jr. Award for criticism. He received the “SA Great” Literature Award in 2000 and the Peter McNamara Award for contributions to Australian speculative fiction in 2008.

He is a member of the advisory board of Adelaide Writer's Week.


Related Experience

I am a frequent public speaker, having been an invited guest, keynote speaker, panellist, etc, at nearly every major literary festival in Australia, plus genre conventions world-wide. I have also given guest lectureships at universities and presented at schools.

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