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Who is Christopher Paolini?
Christopher Paolini was born 17th November 1983 in Los Angeles, California, he is an American author and screenwriter. He is most known for his Inheritance Cycle Series and his “love-letter to Sci-Fi”, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars (2020). He was home schooled throughout the duration of his education and actually graduated at the age of 15.
Not feeling mature enough to go to college, he began working on a fantasy book he had thought of, Eragon (2002), and self-published through his parent’s publishing company – Paolini International LLC. Christopher Paolini then went on to promote his book, touring over 135 schools and libraries, dressed up in a medieval inspired costume, consisting of a red shirt, billowy black pants, lace-up boots and a jaunty black cap. He discussed reading and writing with the audience while there.
Alfred A. Knopf, the publisher of the rest of the series, was made aware of the book series by the stepson of Carl Hiaasen (author of Hoot (2002) and his detective series Skink (1987-2020)).
Paolini takes a lot of inspiration from the author J. R. R. Tolkien and E. R. Eddison. Other author inspirations Paolini took from include; Brian Jacques, Anne McCaffrey, Raymond E. Fiest, Ursula K. Le Guin, Frank Herbert and Philip Pullman among others. Paolini also holds the Guinness World Records as the “youngest author of a bestselling book series” on 5th January 2011.
17th November 1983 in Southern California, USA
Young Adult, Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Inheritance Cycle #1
Published by Paolini International LLC
3.94 out of 5 on Goodreads
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2004: Eragon for Indies Choice Book Award for Children’s Literature
2011: Youngest Author of a Bestselling Book Series
2020: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars for Goodreads Choice Awards Best Science Fiction
NYT Bestseller List
Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
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