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FC: Master of Horror
1: Darren Shan's actual name is Darren O'Shaghnessy!
2: Shan was 17 when he wrote his first novel, but it never got published. | At one point, Darren wrote 5-6 books a year!
3: Shan's book Lord Loss won the Redbridge Teenage Book award in the UK. | The Demonata got Darren his first UK #1 bestseller.
4: By the start of 2012... | Shan's books were on sale in every continent! His books were in 39 countries!
5: His books were translated in 31 languages! He's sold more than 20,000,000 copies of books worldwide!
6: Shan has children bestsellers in America, Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, and many other countries. | He has had adult bestsellers in Hungary, Japan, and Taiwan
7: Cirque Du Freak won the Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book award. | Darren has had more than 20 award nominations.
8: The Cirque Du Freak was made into a movie, but didn't do that well. | Shan shares the same literary agent as J.K. Rowling.
9: Darren likes to listen to 60s-90s rock and pop music. | He has more than 2,100 movies at his house!
10: Shan reads a lot of comics | Darren also collects modern art and sculptors.
11: He enjoys watching soccer or as they call it in England, football. | And he has a girlfriend, Bas.
12: In the US,a series is called Cirque Du Freak, but everywhere else it is called The Saga of Darren Shan. | Cirque Du Freak was also made into a manga.
13: Someone learned how to prevent bullying from his book, Demon Thief. | A parent wanted to remove Shan's books from a school library because the parent claimed they were not appropriate.
14: List of books:
16: A book that I read:
17: Cornelius (Kernel) Fleck is a boy that can see patches of lights. All his life people believed that he was making it up to get attention. But they just didn't understand. When Kernel's baby brother gets abducted by a demon he goes after him into the world of demons. But he has no idea what he's getting into...