by Sean Williams

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More about me.



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I am an award-winning, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of over forty novels and one hundred stories. My official website is Normally, I live in Adelaide, just up the road from Australia’s finest chocolate factory, but I spent all of 2018 in Dublin, Ireland, which was just super. You can subscribe to my newsletter here.

I am not Deaf.


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Some selected accolades


“the King of Chameleons” (Australian Book Review)

“the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age” (Aurealis)

the “Emperor of Sci-Fi” (Adelaide Advertiser)

“Lord of the Genre” (Perth Writers’ Festival)

2017    Guest - Australian Short Story Festival

2017   Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellow

2016    Aurealis Award for “All the Wrong Places”

2016    Esteemed Writer in Residence, Canberra

2015    Ditmar Award for “The Legend Trap”



Impossible Music was written with the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Government of South Australia through Arts SA.
A significant part of the first draft was written in Canberra, during the 2016 ACT Eminent Writer Residency, an initiative of the ACT Writers Centre in collaboration with the Gorman House Arts Centre and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.