Garth NixAug 23, 2023
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz
Stories of the Witch Knight and the Puppet Sorcerer
Harper Voyager 2023
Garth Nix’s new collection Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Stories of the Witch Knight and the Pupper Sorcerer (Harper Voyager, 2023) gathers together stories written over more than fifteen years for a variety of publications and follows the artillerist knight and his sorcerous, paper mâché companion as they pursue their duties as god-slayers.
In this interview, Nix describes the myriad influences shaping his work, the balance of the melancholy and humor in the collection, and what makes the medium of short fiction compelling. As with so much of Nix’s work, Sir Herewood draws on many of the archetypes of fantasy and reimagines them, imbuing them with new life. It was a joy to speak with him.
A. E. Lanier is a short fiction writer and educator living in Central Texas. More about her work can be found at aelanier.com.