Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty is the author of the bestselling series 'Boot' (Hachette Children's) about a robot that wakes up in a rubbish grinder with only two-and-a-half memories. Boot3: The Creaky Creatures was published in September 2020. Boot was nominated for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Prize and the An Post Irish Book of the Year, as well as being the UNESCO CIty of Literature Dublin CityWide Read 2020. Previously, Shane wrote 'Darkmouth' (HarperCollins), a four book series about a boy who has to fight legends of myth, but really doesn't want to do it. 'Darkmouth' was nominated for the Waterstones Prize and is being adapted for film by Alcon Entertainment (Blade Runner 2049, The Expanse). His books have been translated into over 20 languages. His popular live events have included Edinburgh Book Festival, Hay On Wye Literary Festival, and the Marburger Lesefest in Germany. Shane lives on the east coast of Ireland with his wife, four children, but no pets due to an unfortunate incident with the family goldfish.
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