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More Nix for HarperCollins UK
Garth has recently sold British rights to young adult SF novel A Confusion of Princes, and reprint rights to The Ragwitch and Shade's Children to HarperCollins UK (via Antony Harwood acting for Anderson/Grinberg).

Abhorsen's Tops
Abhorsen, the concluding chapter in Garth Nix's Old Kingdom trilogy, will debut at #3 on the New York Times children's bestseller list on 26-January, and will be #2 on the Booksense children's list from 20-January.

Nix Up For A Virgin Newcomer Nibbie?
Garth Nix's Sabriel has been shortlisted in the 2003 British Book Industry Awards, aka "the Nibbies", in the Newcomer of the Year category (sponsored by Virgin) and shortlisted in the WHSmith People's Choice Awards.

Sales and Resales
Garth has recently sold the seven-book The Keys to the Kingdom children's fantasy series to both HarperCollins UK and Scholastic in the USA. An Australian sale is pending. The first book, Mister Monday, has been delivered to David Levithan at Scholastic in New York. Meanwhile, Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen have now sold to publishers in Japan, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Portugal, Finland, Russia, Spain (including Catalan translation) and Slovakia, and there are other foreign deals in process.

UK Site for Sabriel
The first book of the Old Kingdom trilogy, Sabriel, has been republished in hardcover by UK-based Collins Publishing, who are promoting the book with a new website.

Both the new edition and the web site are attractively designed, and are part of a large marketing campaign to promote the hardcover publication of the entire Trilogy, to finish in September 2003 with Lirael. The new editions were promoted in an author's tour of the UK in September 2002.

The Sabriel site is an all-Flash affair, and includes a simple "first person shooter" style browser-based game.


Lirael's Accolades Flow In
Since its Ditmar Award win in June, Lirael has picked up several shortlistings and awards to add to its steady stream of critical acclaim.

Lirael won the National Award for Children's Literature in the 2002 South Australian Festival Awards for Literature (which included a $15000 cash prize, $5000 of which Garth donated back to the South Australian Writers' Centre). The book was listed as a 2002 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association (and was also a 'Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults' in the January 2002 YALSA announcements from the ALA's Midwinter Meeting), included in the 14+ category of the 2001 edition of US-based Capitol Choices, and listed in the New York Public Library's "Books for the Teen Age 2002".

Lirael had been shortlisted in the 2001 Aurealis Awards (presented in March 2002) in both the 'Best Fantasy Novel' and 'Best Young Adult Novel' categories, but didn't win.


Garth the Lobbyist
Garth was recently part of a delegation to the Australian Federal Parliament, representing the Australian Society of Authors in their campaign against amendments to the copyright act that would have changed rules regarding parallel importation of foreign editions.

Curry reads The Old Kingdom
Actor Tim Curry has read Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen for the Listening Library (Random House) audio book editions (April 2002, May 2002 and January 2003).

A New Nix
Garth is now the happy father of Thomas Henry Nix, born on the 11th of July. Mother and child are both well.

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