Derek Landy

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Derek Landy

Derek Landy in Edinburgh, August 2011
BornDerek Landy
October 23, 1974
Lusk, County Dublin, Ireland
OccupationAuthor
NationalityIrish
GenresFantasy
Notable work(s)Skulduggery Pleasant
 
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Derek Landy

Derek Landy in Edinburgh, August 2011
BornDerek Landy
October 23, 1974
Lusk, County Dublin, Ireland
OccupationAuthor
NationalityIrish
GenresFantasy
Notable work(s)Skulduggery Pleasant

Derek Landy (born October 1974) is an Irish author and screenwriter, famous for the Skulduggery Pleasant series of children's books.

Derek has written two screenplays that have been made into films -- the IFTA award winning Dead Bodies and the IFTA nominated Boy Eats Girl starring Samantha Mumba. Landy himself was nominated for an IFTA for Best Script.

Landy later moved onto writing the Skulduggery Pleasant novels, starting with Skulduggery Pleasant, published by Harper Collins which according to The Sunday Times in 2006 paid 1 million euro (approximately 1.3 million AUD) for the publishing rights. He plans to write 9 books in the series[1]

He attended Drogheda Grammar School during his childhood years and also has a black belt in kenpo karate.

Novels

His first novel, Skulduggery Pleasant was originally released in 2007 and won the illustrious Red House Children's Book Award, with children voting for the winning novel.[3] It was published in the US in 2009 as Scepter of the Ancients. Playing with Fire and Mortal Coil both won the senior Irish Children's Book Award, in 2009 and 2010.

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