Genre Children's fantasy
|Movies Boy Eats Girl|
Name Derek Landy
Awards Hampshire Book Award
|Notable awards Red House Children's Book Award
2008 Skulduggery Pleasant|
Nominations Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
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Books Skulduggery Pleasant, Skulduggery Pleasant: The Facel, Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil, Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bri, Skulduggery Pleasant: Dying of t
Notable works Skulduggery Pleasant
Education Drogheda Grammar School
Derek landy skulduggery pleasant author interview
Derek Landy (born 23 October 1974) is an Irish author and screenwriter, best known for the Skulduggery Pleasant series of young adult's books.
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Landy 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.
Frustrated with the collaborative process of filmmaking, Landy moved on to writing the Skulduggery Pleasant, starting with Skulduggery Pleasant. The novel was published by Harper Collins, who paid £1.8 million for the publishing rights. There are 10 books in the series. In 2007, he signed a deal with Warner Bros. worth an estimated US$1 million for the rights to adapt his Skulduggery Pleasant series, which he will adapt himself. However, his script was constantly rewritten and Landy, unhappy with the results, bought back the rights. He is currently working on a script with the producers of Clash of the Titans.
Landy is a fan of Joss Whedon's works, notably Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. He is also a fan of Gilmore Girls and Doctor Who.
Landy wrote a short story based on the tenth Doctor from Doctor Who as part of a short story collection celebrating the show's 50th Anniversary. The story was published by Puffin in 2013, titled "The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage".
Landy was born on 23 October 1974 in Lusk, County Dublin (Ireland). He attended Drogheda Grammar School during his childhood years, briefly studied animation at Ballyfermot College, and has a black belt in kenpo karate. Prior to his contract with HarperCollins, he worked on his parents' vegetable farm.
In a review of his first book, Skulduggery Pleasant, Sarah Webb of the Irish Independent wrote that it "is taut, full of zippy dialogue and fantastically visual".
In 2008, Landy won the Red House Children's Book Award. Playing with Fire, Mortal Coil and Last Stand of Dead Men each won the senior Irish Children's Book Award, in 2009, 2010 and 2013. In addition in 2010 Skulduggery Pleasant (Sceptre of the Ancients) was voted as Irish book of the decade.