John Flanagan

born 1944; Australian fantasy author

1944   -  

country of citizenship: Australia
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter

John Anthony Flanagan (born 22 May 1944) is an Australian fantasy author best known for his children's books. His best-known works are the Ranger's Apprentice medieval fantasy novels and its companion series Brotherband Chronicles. He also writes novels for adults. John Flanagan grew up in Sydney suburb of Clovelly, New South Wales Clovelly and attended Waverley College,Mark McEvoy, Australia hoping to be a writer. It wasn't until he wrote a very uncomplimentary poem about a senior executive at the agency where he worked, that his talent was revealed. Flanagan started working on what would become Ranger's Apprentice in the 1990s, originally comprising twenty short stories for his twelve-year-old son Michael. Flanagan wanted to encourage his son to read, as well as show him that heroes, like the main character Will, don't have to be big and strong; Michael was a small boy, and all his friends were bigger and stronger than he was. In the early 2000s, John decided to make the stories into the first novel The Ruins of Gorlan. This was published in 2004, when he was 60. There are currently twelve books in the Ranger's Apprentice series. In 2008, he won the Australian Publishers Association's Book of the Year for "Older Children and the International Success Award" for Erak's Ransom.The series has become steadily more popular. They are being sold in more than eighteen countries, appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers List and are regularly shortlisted for children's book awards in Australia and overseas. His writing influences include Ed McBain, David Eddings, C. S. Forester, Patrick O'Brian, and James Lee Burke.
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works

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Slaves of Socorro

novel by John Flanagan

author: John Flanagan

2014

The Tournament at Gorlan

book by John Flanagan

author: John Flanagan

2015

The Battle of Hackham Heath

boek van John Flanagan

author: John Flanagan

2016

Avalanche Pass

book by John Flanagan

author: John Flanagan

The Red Fox Clan

book by John Flanagan

author: John Flanagan

Kaldera

kniha Johna Flanagana

author: John Flanagan

2017

Kings of Clonmel

author: John Flanagan

De brandende brug

author: John Flanagan, Laurent Corneille

1. De Ruïnes Van Gorlan

author: John Flanagan

1. De Ruïnes Van Gorlan

author: John Flanagan

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