Christopher Paolini Author of Eragon

Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and younger sister, Angela. The tall, jagged Beartooth Mountains that rise on one side of Paradise Valley inspired the fantastic scenery in Eragon, the first novel in his Inheritance cycle.

Christopher was homeschooled by his parents and often wrote short stories and poems, made frequent trips to the library, and read widely. He was fifteen when he wrote the first draft of Eragon and his family self-published the book in 2001.

In August 2003, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Eragon and it was an instant success, reaching a worldwide audience. Christopher’s second novel Eldest was published in 2005, followed by Brisingr in 2008. To date, there are 49 foreign-language licenses for Eragon alone, and together the first three books in the series have sold 25 million copies worldwide.

Inheritance, the fourth and final book in the cycle was published on November 8, 2011 with a first printing of 2.5 million copies.


Christopher looks forward to seeing all his fans at both the Sydney and Perth Expos in 2012. He will be appearing on both days of each weekend between 11 am and 5 pm. There will be at least one publicly accessible Q&A over the course of each event.

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  • Perth 2012
  • Sydney 2012

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