John Chambers was born and raised in Ireland, lived for many years in New York, and now lives with his partner and their three children in Berlin. He is the creator of the long-running comic strip, The Adventures of Festy O’Semtex and has developed concepts and written scripts for TV series, long and short films and many children’s animation series, including Ted Sieger’s Molly the Little Monster. Twice winner of the Best Animated Screenplay Award at the International Animated Film Festival, he was also Writer in Residence at the National Theatre, England in 2006.
He brings his masterful storytelling and wry humour to a range of children’s titles including; Granny Samurai, the Monkey King and I, Granny Samurai and the Brain of Ultimate Doomitude, and The Seven Deadly Finns (all Walker). A fluent German speaker he also writes directly for the German market with titles published by Sauerlander and Hanser.
Represented by Mandy Suhr