Sean Williams lives in the heart of the city of Adelaide, South Australia, and started writing in 1990, devoting thirty to forty hours a week on top of various part-time jobs. He has more than a hundred finished short stories and six novels completed, some of which have been published and some of which have won awards or prizes.
Sean Williams has been writing full-time since 1999, ten years after he wrote his first short story. He has been nominated thirty times for the major Australian awards (Ditmar, Aurealis & McNamara) and has won ten times. Jack Dann has described him as "One of the hottest writers in the country ... a major Australian talent", and added in the bio accompanying his opening story in the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology, Dreaming Down-Under, that he "cooks a mean curry."
He lives in the centre of Adelaide, South Australia, where he was Chair of the SA Writer's Centre from 2001-2003. For a change of pace, he enjoys DJing any chance he can get.