A.M. Obst is an Australian living in the UK. He’s been writing and making up stuff about places that don’t exist for a very long time, but has only recently had the opportunity to turn it into a career.
His mother was a school teacher with an interest in teaching children how to read, and she introduced him to J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis at an early age. When you add in an active imagination, a fascination with maps, and an appreciation of beautiful calligraphy, it was probably inevitable that he’d end up writing fantasy.
He enjoys reading (and writing) stories with thoughtful world-building, a diversity of characters with agency, and exciting plots with satisfying endings.
Outside of high fantasy, he’s been known to read science fiction, urban fantasy, dystopian fiction, crime, historical fiction and literary fiction.