Conor Kostick

Conor Kostick is a writer and historian living in Dublin. As a novelist he was awarded the Farmleigh writer's residency for the summer of 2010 and a place on the nominees list for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2012 and 2013. At their 2009 awards, the Reading Association of Ireland gave him the Special Merit Award ‘in recognition of his significant contribution to writing for children in Ireland’.

 

Epic is Conor’s most successful book, selling over 100,000 copies worldwide. It was awarded a place on the International Board on Books for Young People "White Ravens" list for 2006 and on the Booklist Best Fantasy Books for Youth list for 2007.

As an historian, Conor Kostick's holds a PhD and a gold medal from Trinity College Dublin. He won first prize in the 2001 Dublinia Medieval Essay Competition, and has held fellowships from the Irish Research Council and the University of Nottingham. In 2013, he was awarded a Marie Curie research grant from the EU.

Conor was twice chairperson of the Irish Writers' Union.

His facebook readers page is here.

  • Edda
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter 4: Of Love and Emptiness

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  • Epic
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter 1 -- A Death in the Family

  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter 2 -- In Praise of Beauty

  • Move
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter 1: Blue Plastic Sandals

  • Saga
  • pdf-logoDownload The first two chapters of 'Saga'

  • The Book of Curses
  • pdf-logoDownload The Curse of the Pictures

Edda

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • Epic

    pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching resources by Ms Tara-Lynn Walker, Franklin Middle School, NJ: classroom questions, character design, post-reading activities

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book, written by the author, Conor Kostick