Before finding success as an acclaimed bestselling author, Tad Williams held numerous odd jobs, including insurance salesman, radio host, laying titles, and several years in a rock band called Idiot. Among his numerous acclaimed works are the classic stand alone novel Tailchaser’s Song (1985), the series Memory, Sorrow & Thorn (The Dragonbone Chair , Stone of Farewell , and To Green Angel Tower ), Otherland (City of Golden Shadow , River of Blue Fire , Mountain of Black Glass , and Sea of Silver Light ), Shadowmarch (Shadowmarch , Shadowplay , Shadowrise , and Shadowheart ), Bobby Dollar (The Dirty Streets of Heaven , Happy Hour in Hell , and Sleeping Late on Judgement Day ), The Ordinary Farm Adventures (both with Deborah Beale The Dragons of Ordinary Farm  and The Secrets of Ordinary Farm ). Williams other non-series books include Child of an Ancient City (1992 with Nina Kiriki Hoffman), Caliban’s Hour (1994), Mirror World (1998), and The War of the Flowers (2002). His most recent works. a return to the world of the popular Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, comprise The Last King of Osten Ard series (The Heart of What Was Lost , The Witchwood Crown , Empire of Grass , Brothers of the Wind , and Into the Narrowdark ).
Williams has authored comics for DC, Image, Wildstorm, and Big Entertainment. Titles included Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis, The Next, WildC.A.T.S., Divine Right, and Mirrorworld: Rain. His numerous shorter works have been collected in Rite: Short Work (2006), A Stark and Wormy Knight (2011), THE VERY BEST OF TAD WILLIAMS (2014), and Le plus heureux de tous les enfants décédés [French] (2018).