Agent: Sophie Hicks

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Andrew is the author of over sixty children’s book and graphic novels.  His books have sold over eight million copies worldwide. Andrew’s fiction has been published by HarperCollins, Hachette and Walker Books. His non-fiction books have appeared on the lists of Scholastic, DK and Bloomsbury, among others.

As well as creating original, stand alone titles, Andrew has contributed to many best-selling series including My Story, Horribly Famous, Colour Jets and DK Readers.  Andrew has written original stories for some of the biggest character franchises in the world including Batman, Superman and Doctor Who. 

He has adapted, into book or graphic novel form, such diverse franchises as Transformers, Indiana Jones, The Amulet of Samarkand, and the gangster film Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. 

Working closely with the New York Times best-selling author Eoin Colfer, Andrew adapted four Artemis Fowl books into full length graphic novels for Hyperion/Puffin. The pair also adapted Eoin’s The Supernaturalist as a graphic novel. 

The Terminal Man, Andrew’s biography of Sir Alfred Mehran, was written for the adult market. It 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 Culture Section as “a profoundly disturbing and brilliant book”. 

Andrew’s work has been published in over thirty languages. He is a frequent visitor to schools to talk about his books and writing and has taught many creative workshops. 

In 2017, the latest collaboration between Andrew, Eoin Colfer and Giovanni Rigano was published by Hodder: a groundbreaking graphic novel about asylum seekers called Illegal.  Andrew lives in south east London with his family.

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