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Darren Shan

Darren Shan

Date of Birth July 2, 1972
Age 50 years, 1 months, 28 days
Place of Birth London
Country United Kingdom
Profession Young Adult Author
Horoscope Cancer

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Darren Shan net worth, birthday, age, height, weight, wiki, fact 2021-22! In this article, we will discover how old is Darren Shan? Who is Darren Shan dating now & how much money does Darren Shan have?

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Darren Shan Biography

Darren Shan is a famous Young Adult Author, who was born on July 2, 1972 in United Kingdom. Author who is best known for The Saga of Darren Shan, The Demonata, and other young adult fiction series. His works for older readers include The City Book Trilogy and The Thin Executioner. According to Astrologers, Darren Shan's zodiac sign is Cancer.

Darren O’Shaughnessy (/oʊ ˈ ʃ ɔː n ə s i / ; born 2 July 1972), who commonly writes under the pen name Darren Shan, is an Irish author. Darren Shan is the main character in O’Shaughnessy’s The Saga of Darren Shan young adult fiction series, also known as the Cirque Du Freak series in the United States. He followed that up with The Demonata series and the stand-alone books, Koyasan and The Thin Executioner. Then came The Saga of Larten Crepsley which is a prequel to The Saga of Darren Shan and tells the life of Larten Crepsley. His most recent completed series, is the 12 novel Zom-B. The first book, Zom-B, went on sale in September 2012, with the final book, Zom-B Goddess, published on April 2016. Shan also writes for adults, and has published The City Book Trilogy and Lady of the Shades under the name of Darren Shan, and The Evil and the Pure, Sunburn, An Other Place and Midsummer’s Bottom under the name of Darren Dash.

He married his longtime girlfriend Bas in 2013. They welcomed their first child together in September 2014.

He received his primary education in Askeaton, and attended secondary school at Copsewood College, Pallaskenry, graduating in 1989. He returned to London in 1990 to pursue a degree in Sociology and English from Roehampton University.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Shan signed up with the Christopher Little Literary Agency in 1996 and they have continued to represent him and his novels up to the present day.

Darren Shan Net Worth

Darren Shan is one of the richest Young Adult Author & listed on most popular Young Adult Author. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Darren Shan net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

Darren Shan Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth$1.5 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeYoung Adult Author
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HouseLiving in own house.

He began writing at age fourteen, and at fifteen, was the runner-up in a script-writing contest for Ireland’s RTE television network. He received degrees in English and sociology from Roehampton University in London, England.

Shan signed up with the Christopher Little Literary Agency in 1996 and they have continued to represent him and his novels up to the present day.

After university, Shan worked in a TV cable company in Limerick for two years, before becoming a full-time writer at the age of 23. His breakthrough came with Ayuamarca, released under his real name (Darren O’Shaughnessy). It was published in February 1999 by Orion Publishing Group. The sequel, Hell’s Horizon, was published in February 2000. Ayuamarca was re-released in March 2008 under the title Procession of the Dead and the pen-name D.B. Shan. Hell’s Horizon followed in March 2009, and the third in the trilogy, City of the Snakes in March 2010 (but this time under the name of Darren Shan). In January 2000, Shan released Cirque du Freak, the first book of The Saga of Darren Shan series in the UK and Ireland. The series was a huge global success and by 2019 his books were on sale in 40 countries, in 32 languages, and had sold in excess of twenty-five million copies worldwide.

Darren Shan Height

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WeightNot Known
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He published the first novel in his Zom-B young adult series in the fall of 2012.

A short story originally released in a book collection called Kids Night In in the UK in 2003. Shan tweaked and slightly expanded it ten years later, and it was released as a book by the publishing group Barrington Stoke with illustrations by Zack McLaughlin.

Who is Darren Shan dating?

According to our records, Darren Shan married to Bas Shan. As of May 2022, Darren Shan’s is not dating anyone.

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Universal Studios bought the film rights to the first three books of The Saga of Darren Shan and combined them to make a single film, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, released in the US on 23 October 2009. Lauren Shuler Donner produced the film and Paul Weitz directed. The original screenplay was written by Brian Helgeland but rewritten entirely by Paul Weitz.

Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Young Adult Author. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United Kingdom. Darren Shan celebrates birthday on July 2 of every year.

The City Trilogy was written for adult readers and was originally released under the name of Darren O’Shaughnessy. The third book was never published and the original versions are now out of print. They were published by Orion Publishing Group. However, in March 2008, Ayuamarca was re-published as Procession of the Dead (with substantial changes) by the Voyager imprint of HarperCollins (Shan’s children’s publisher). Hell’s Horizon was released in March 2009 and City of the Snakes was released in March 2010. All three books are now also available in the US, as well as in several other countries.

In July 2009, Shan revealed that he had written first drafts of 53 books in total. Most of those have now been published, although there are several which have yet to see the light of day, which he plans to release in the future, most probably under his Darren Dash umbrella. There are also a few that will very likely never be published. Shan has not revealed details of any of his unpublished books, with two exceptions — Mute Pursuit and The Cannibal King:

A one-off novel, The Thin Executioner was released in April 2010. Inspired in part by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and based in a brutal, fantastical world, it details the perilous quest of Jebel, the thin son of a respected executioner, to petition a fire god for invincibility, so that he can succeed his father. Shan has stated that this is his favourite out of all of the books he has written.

On 12 October 2011, it was announced that Darren Shan’s next series for teenagers would focus on zombies, and that the title of the series was Zom-B. There were twelve books in total. The first book was released in the UK and USA in late September 2012, and the last book was released in April 2016.

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