Derek Landy is the author of "Skulduggery Pleasant"
(HarperCollins 2007) and Skulduggery
Pleasant: Playing with Fire (2008). "The Sunday
Times" has reported that he was signed by the publishers for over £1m. At
the time of the deal in March 2006, Derek Landy was 31. He plans to write 7 or
8 books in the series, which has been described as "comic fantasy".
He first rose to prominence as the screenwriter of 2 films: "Dead Bodies"
(2003), and "Boy Eats
Girl" (2005), which starred Samantha Mumba. Derek Landy comes from
Lusk in Dublin.
Watch the Skulduggery Pleasant video
deal to turn author into a star - how "The Sunday Times" reported
the signing of Derek Landy by HarperCollins
Boy Eats Girl - has comments from Derek Landy about his Zombie movie
Why Cows Have Legs - this cute animated short contains story ideas from Derek Landy
An interview with Derek Landy – Sarah Webb’s interview
Children’s Bookshelf talks with Derek Landy – Sue Corbett’s interview
Interview with Derek Landy – from femalefirst.co.uk
Publish… and be rich! – this Irish Independent interview with Derek Landy has more details about possible Hollywood film deals
Children’s author thanks Doncaster schoolkids – after Derek Landy won the Doncaster Book Award
Irish author lands deal as the next Harry Potter – Warner Brothers has won the film rights to Skulduggery Pleasant
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