Darren Shan is the author of children’s horror novels including The Saga of Darren Shan, The Demonata and the immensely popular Zom-Bseries. Shan, an incredibly prolific writer, has also penned two standalone books, Koyasanand The Thin Executioner, and the urban fantasy City Trilogy.
Shan was born in London but lives in Ireland with his wife and young son. He studied Sociology and English at Roehampton University in London. He then worked for a cable television company, before setting up as a full-time writer.
Shan’s breakthrough came with the publication of Cirque Du Freak in January 2000. He has now published 47 books and counting, both for children and adults. Shan’s work has been adapted into a manga and a film, and his books have sold 25 million copies worldwide. His books are on sale in 39 countries, in 31 languages. He has made bestseller charts in America, Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries.
A big film buff, Shan also reads lots of comics and books. Other interests include art, football, pop and rock music, theatre and travel.