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Biography

Ian Irvine’s CV

Published
Fiction

Author of
twenty-nine novels, including eleven bestselling fantasy
novels in two quartets and a trilogy, plus a trilogy of eco-thrillers
about catastrophic climate change, and three series for children.
Ian’s Three Worlds fantasy novels have sold more than a million
copies.

  • The View from the Mirror quartet
    (fantasy, Penguin Aust, 98-99).
  • The Well of Echoes quartet
    (fantasy, Penguin Aust, 01-04).
  • The Song of the Tears trilogy
    (fantasy, Penguin Aust, 06-08).
  • Human Rites trilogy
    (eco-thrillers, Simon & Schuster Aust, 00-04). New edition,
    2008 – 2010.
  • The Runcible Jones series
    (children’s fantasy, Puffin Aust, 06-10).
  • Sorcerer’s Tower quartet
    (fantasy, primary readers, Scholastic, 2008).
  • The Grim and Grimmer quartet
    (humorous fantasy, Scholastic, 10-11).
  • The Tainted Realm (epic fantasy, Orbit, 2011 – 2013).

Forthcoming
Fiction

The sequel trilogy to The View from the Mirror.

Appearances

Frequent appearances
at writer’s festivals & SF/fantasy conventions. Many
talks to school and community groups. Regular speaker at
scientific conventions and seminars.

Teaching

Genre writing
workshops; NSW HSC English Ext. 2 writing classes & mentoring
of students’ major works; primary school writing workshops;
mentoring for NSW Writers’ Centre & Aust Society of Authors;
much instructional material on writing & publishing.
Tutor at Clarion South Writers Workshop, 2005.

Work
Experience

Director of
own consulting company (1986 – present). Completed more than 200 environmental
and pollution studies throughout Australia & Asia-Pacific.
Team member, many projects for World Bank and other international
agencies, including development of National Environmental
Strategies for Fiji and Mauritius, and regional pollution
management programs for 12 South Pacific island nations.
Expert witness in a number of major environmental court cases.
Principal scientist, all 3 editions of Australia’s National
Environmental Assessment Guidelines for Dredging.

Scientific
Writing

Principal
author and/or editor of more than 30 published
manuals, reports and multi-volume environmental impact studies,
plus various scientific articles. Author, editor or contributor
to more than 280 unpublished
scientific reports.

Worked
in

Australia,
Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, Great Britain,
Mauritius, Fiji, Papua-New Guinea, South Korea, Western Samoa,
Tonga.

Qualifications

B. Sc. (Hons),
University of Sydney, 1974.

Ph. D. Marine Science, University of Sydney, 1981.

Storyteller