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Research Biography

Sean Williams is an award-winning, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of over fifty books and one hundred and twenty short stories for adults, young adults and children. A composer as well as a writer, he is an affiliate of the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.

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.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Master, The Changeline, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005


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Research Areas

  • Creative writing

Supervisory Interests

  • Creative writing
  • Science fiction
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Fantasy literature
  • Horror fiction
  • Music composition
  • Antarctica
  • Children’s literature
  • Young adult literature
  • Short fiction
  • Crime fiction
  • The Fantastic
  • Historical fiction


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