Taran Matharu

Taran Matharu

Taran was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a desire to create his own during early adolescence, beginning his first book at 9 years old.

Straight after graduating with a First Class degree in Business Administration, Taran was keen to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, landing an internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House, from June to September 2013.

Thereafter, while taking time off to travel, Taran began to write ‘Summoner’ in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in ‘Nanowrimo 2013’.

Thanks to Wattpad.com and updating daily, its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over 3 million reads in less than six months.

After being featured by NBC News, Taran decided to launch his professional writing career and has never looked back.

The Summoner series has now been published in 13 territories and is a New York Times Bestseller. Taran is currently the Book Trust's writer in residence.

His Summoner series is published by Hodder Children’s (Hachette) in the UK, Australia and Commonwealth, Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) in the US and Canada, Hachette Jeunesse in France, Heyne in Germany, Planeta in Spain, Crown in Taiwan, Record in Brazil, EKSMO in Russia, Jaguar in Poland, Ecliptic in Bulgaria, Alpress in the Czech Republic, Ithaki in Turkey and Unieboek in the Netherlands.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (6)
2019  The Chosen (Contender, #1)
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Release date - June 4, 2019
2018  The Outcast (Summoner, #4)
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2017  The Battlemage (Summoner, #3)
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2016  The Inquisition (Summoner, #2)
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2015  Origins (Summoner)
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2015  The Novice (Summoner, #1)
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Others non-spefi books (1)
2018  The Summoner's Handbook (Summoner)
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