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Personal profile

Research Biography

Sean Williams is an award-winning, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of over forty novels and one hundred and twenty short stories for adults, young adults and children. As well as his genre-confounding original fiction, he has contributed to shared universes such as Star Wars and Doctor Who, and collaborated with other authors such as Garth Nix. He is an affiliate of the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and has taught for Clarion South and other institutions.

Research Interests

Sean's fiction explores diverse areas including music and hearing loss, futurology, and extreme landscapes. His PhD thesis (on the use of the matter transmitter in literature) received a Dean's Commendation for Thesis Excellence from the University of Adelaide. In 2017, he was the Australian Antarctica Arts Fellow and travelled to Casey research station in order to experience life in "the freezer" first-hand.

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Research Output

Her Perilous Mansion

Williams, S., Apr 2020, Australia: ALLEN & UNWIN. 336 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • World-building, Dangerous Magic and Jane Austen: An interview with Sean Williams

    Dooley, G. & Williams, S., 1 Feb 2020, In : Writers in Conversation. 7, 1, 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Impossible Music: When the song is over what remains?

    Williams, S., 2019, ALLEN & UNWIN. 320 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Let Sleeping Dragons Lie: Have Sword, Will Travel 2

    Nix, G. & Williams, S., 2018, ALLEN & UNWIN. 288 p. (Have Sword, Will Travel)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Have Sword, Will Travel: Have Sword, Will Travel 1

    Williams, S. & Nix, G., 2017, ALLEN & UNWIN. 304 p. (Have Sword, Will Travel)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Prizes

    Aurealis Award

    Williams, Sean (Recipient), 2016

    Prize

  • Aurealis Award

    Williams, Sean (Recipient), 2006

    Prize

  • Aurealis Award

    Williams, Sean (Recipient), 1999

    Prize

    Aurealis Award

    Williams, Sean (Recipient), 1996

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  • Aurealis Award

    Williams, Sean (Recipient), 2008

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    Activities

    • 2 Invited talk

    Guest Lecture: University College Dublin

    Sean Williams (Speaker)

    11 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Presenter: Adelaide Writers' Week

    Sean Williams (Speaker)

    3 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk