Derek Landy

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Birthday
23, 1974
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1974 (age 43)
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland

About

Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award for his first title in the popular Skulduggery Pleasant series. He was also the two-time recipient of the Irish Children's Book Award. His numerous fantasy novels include The Faceless Ones, Playing with Fire, and Dark Days.

Before Fame

He daydreamed in grade school of monsters and heroes. He later studied animation at Ballyfermot College for a brief time.

Trivia

He wrote the screenplays for several critically acclaimed horror films, including Dead Bodies and Boy Eats Girl.

Family Life

He grew up in Lusk, near Dublin, Ireland. His mother is Barbara Hughes. He worked for a time on a farm owned by his parents.

Associated With

Jacqueline Wilson, another UK children's book author, wrote the Tracy Baker series.