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Derek Landy

Ireland (b.1974)

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 for the publishing rights.

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

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
Derek Landy recommends
Curse of Kings (2012)
(Trials of Oland Born, book 1)
Alex Barclay
"Fiercely imaginative, with razor-sharp twists and a plot that moves so fast it ignites."
The Sons of Scarlatti (2014)
(Infinity Drake, book 1)
John McNally
"Funny, thrilling, brain-punchingly good."

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