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September 19, 2008

Derek Landy to visit Leixlip Community Library

Derek Landy will visit Leixlip Community Library on October 2nd 2008 as part of the October Children's BookFest '08. He will read from his latest novel Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire, followed by a question and answer session.

These readings can be booked only by schools

Before writing his children's story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, DEREK LANDY wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous thriller in which everybody dies.

As a black belt in Kenpo Karate he has taught countless children how to defend themselves, in the hopes of building his own private munchkin army. He firmly believes that they await his call to strike against his enemies (he doesn't actually have any enemies, but he's assuming they'll show up, sooner or later).

Derek lives on the outskirts of Dublin, and the reason he writes his own biography blurb is so that he can finally refer to himself in the third person without looking pompous or insane.