John Flanagan is an Australian author best known for his Ranger's Apprentice fantasy series. His other fiction series include Brotherband and Jesse Parker. He has written over 30 published books.
Flanagan was born on May 22, 1944 in Sydney, Australia. He is a Gemini.
Flanagan has been writing since he was a child. He began writing the Ranger's Apprentice series in 1984, inspired by his son who wanted to know what happened after the ending of The Lord of the Rings. The first book in the series, The Ruins of Gorlan, was published in 2005.
The Ranger's Apprentice series was an instant success, and Flanagan has since published eleven more books in the series. He has also written the Brotherband series, a spin-off of Ranger's Apprentice, as well as the Jesse Parker series.
Flanagan's books have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He is one of Australia's most popular authors.