The following is the Wikipedia entry for Zecharia Sitchin. It is a good reference as a bibliography for his published works and ancillary texts/videos. However, this Wikipedia biography of Sitchin gives a bland, perfunctory description of his theories, then devotes the rest of the biography to Sitchin’s critics. Little attention is given to how he came to write the Earth Chronicles, what his early years developing his theories were like – for insight into those years, I would suggest reading his many interviews. (Note by this Web site: some updates have been made to the text that are not reflected in the original source.)
Born: July 11, 1920, Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
Died: October 9, 2010 (aged 90) New York, New York
Citizenship: United States
Alma mater: London School of Economics, University of London
Known for: Ancient astronauts
Zecharia Sitchin (July 11, 1920 – October 9, 2010 ) was an Azerbaijani-born American author of books proposing an explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts. Sitchin attributes the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Anunnaki, which he states was a race of extraterrestrials from a planet beyond Neptune called Nibiru. He believed this hypothetical planet of Nibiru to be in an elongated, elliptical orbit in the Earth’s own Solar System, asserting that Sumerian mythology reflects this view. Sitchin’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 25 languages.