Irena Brignull is an acclaimed screenwriter whose credits include The Boxtrolls, Come Together, Skellig, and the 2015 film adaptation of the beloved classic The Little Prince. Previously, Irena was a script executive at the BBC and then head of development at Dogstar Films, where she worked on Shakespeare in Love, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, I Capture the Castle, and Bravo Two Zero. She holds a BA in English literature from Oxford University.
Her first novel, The Hawkweed Prophecy, published in 2016 and was longlisted for the Branford Boase award. The Hawkweed Legacy published in June 2017. Her latest book, The Child of Dreams, was published in September 2019 by Walker Books.