About Andrew

Andrew Donkin is the author of over sixty books and graphic novels for children and adults. His books have been translated into thirty languages around the world and have sold over eight million copies in the last decade.

Working closely with the New York Times bestselling author, Eoin Colfer, Andrew adapted four Artemis Fowl books into full length graphic novels for Hyperion. The pair also adapted Eoin’s The Supernaturalist into a graphic novel. Andrew’s original fiction has been published by HarperCollins, Hachette, and Scholastic. His non-fiction books have appeared on the lists of Bloomsbury, DK, and Scholastic.

His work in comics includes Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight for DC Comics, 2000AD, and Doctor Who. He happily believes he is the only writer alive to have written for the characters of Batman, Superman, Doctor Who, and Artemis Fowl.

The Terminal Man, Andrew’s biography of Sir Alfred Mehran, told the moving story of ‘Sir’ Alfred, a homeless refugee who spent 19 years living in Terminal One of Charles du Gaulle Airport in Paris. The Terminal Man was described in The Sunday Times as “a profoundly disturbing and brilliant book.

His most recent graphic novel is the topical, Illegal, with long time friends and collaborators Eoin Colfer and Giovanni Rigano.  

Illegal was named as Children’s Book of the Week in both The Times and in The Observer.  Illegal won the Judges’ Special Prize at Children’s Book Ireland Awards as well as being shortlisted for Children’s Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards.

 

[Photo by Ed Simmons.  Thanks Ed.]

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