[DWJ] OT question

Anita Graham anita at joli.com.au
Wed Feb 11 06:09:34 EST 2009

Hmm - I would ask Garth Nix whether/how/if he had trouble sustaining the
interest (for himself, and then for readers) over the seven Keys to the
Kingdom books. (Book 7 not yet out...when? is another question.) 

It has seemed to me that some of his books have been republished now that
his reputation has grown (the Ragwitch, the seven towers books). Does he
feel these earlier books are at the same standard as the later books
(Sabriel et al, Keys to Kingdom). 

What's coming next?

How would he compare his books with writers like Justine Larbalestier? I ask
because I think they are comparable. I suppose that question might link to
(or from) contemporary writers he enjoys reading. (not necessarily
Australian,  but perhaps YA, fantasy)

Thank him for me for some happy reading (Mister Monday specially and Lirael
in the library) and some scary reading (Lirael waking up the monster in the
library) and lots of lots of enjoyment.

Anita Graham

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Judith Ridge
Sent: Wednesday, 11 February 2009 7:30 PM
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
Subject: [DWJ] OT question

Hi everyone,

I have an interview with Garth Nix tomorrow for an article about Australian
fantasy writers (Garth and Margo Lanagan predominantly) and I am wondering
what sorts of questions people would ask him if they had the opportunity.

While I'm here, a few years ago someone on this list very kindly sent me a
plush Calcifer and I promised a signed Nix in return, but I lost her details
and have felt guilty ever since. If she's still on the list, would this kind
and generous person contact me so I can get Garth to sign a book for her?



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