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Derek Landy page


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


£1m 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


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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