Nick Vincent Murphy is an Irish screenwriter from Kilkenny, now based in LA. He studied English and History at Trinity College, Dublin, and did a Masters in Film Production at the Dublin Institute of Technology. In 2007 he was a writer on the acclaimed television comedy-drama series The Running Mate, and in 2010 his first feature film, Hideaways, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival before going on to win the Méliès d'Argent Award for Best European Film at the Strasbourg Film Festival. In 2010 he co-wrote a short film, Capturing Santa, with Chris O'Dowd, as part of the Little Crackers series for Sky, which they then developed into comedy series Moone Boy, winner of an International Emmy for Best Comedy. He is co-author of the Moone Boy books with titles including Moone Boy: The Blunder Years and Moone Boy: The Fish Detective.
Autumn is well and truly upon us, and so are some of the best new books for children - featuring a bat who loves cherries, a boy who is desperate to be a great magician, a scary cowboy and short stories from Rainbow Rowell.
Read the first chapter from Moone Boy 2: The Fish Dectective and find out how the next books in this very funny illustrated-fiction series begins!