Taran was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a desire to create his own during early adolescence, beginning his first book at 9 years old. He graduated with a First Class degree in Business Administration.
Keen to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, Taran landed an internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House. Thereafter, while taking time off to travel, he began to write Summoner at the age of 22, taking part in Nanowrimo 2013. Thanks to Wattpad.com and updating daily, its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over 3 million reads in less than 6 months.
His Summoner trilogy consists of The Novice, published by Hodder Children’s in 2016, The Inquisition (2017) and The Battlemage (2018). This trilogy was acquired by Macmillan in the US, and in thirteen other countries worldwide. The series is a New York Times bestseller.
Taran has since written a prequel to this bestselling series, The Outcast, which was published in the UK in May 2018. His new 4-book YA fantasy series titled Contender has now sold to the US in a major six figure deal, and also to the UK. To date, he has had over 8 million reads on Wattpad.
Taran Matharu is represented by Juliet Mushens at Caskie Mushens Ltd.