Author Profile: David Solomons

Author Profile David Solomons is a Scottish screenwriter.

Name: David Solomons


2004 – Five Children and It

2011 – The Great Ghost Rescue

2013 – Not Another Happy Ending s

Background: David Solomons is born in 1965 in the suburbs of Glasgow, United Kingdom. He has been a screenplay writer for many years. Presently he resides in Dorset with his wife Natasha Solomons who is a novelist and with Luke, their son and his daughter, Lara. He is also a British street photographer and a British born accounting scholar who in 1976 became an American citizen. David is also a comic genius and Star Wars fan.

Genre: The best in contemporary comic writing for children has been represented by David Solomons. His work is full of irresistible trifles and is splendidly quirky, however never scrimping on the emotional undertow that ensures heart and longevity.

Literary Contributions: David’s very first feature film was an adaptation of Five Children and It. The film starring Eddie Izzard and Kenneth Branagh had gala screenings at both the Tribecal and Toronto Film Festivals.

David Solomons is the author of My Brother Is A Superhero. My Brother Is a Superhero is his first subtitled book for children. The story is about Luke, a comic geek and Zack his elder brother. A visiting alien has unwarrantedly given them both superpowers. In 2016, the book has won the Waterstones Prize for children’s fiction with both sequels making huge sales ever since.

My Brother is a Superhero has won the British Book Industry Award’s Children’s Book of the Year 2016. The second book in the series is My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord.

Unique Stylistic Features: In 2016 he has launched the bestselling series which now includes My Arch-Enemy Is a Brain In a Jar, My Evil twin Is a Supervillain and My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord. The Doctor Who novel for children, Doctor Who: The Secret in Vault 13, has been authored by David Solomons.

David dedicated a lot of time trying to make toy lightsabers jump into his hand by using a rubber-band and the power of the Force. He also spent a lot of time playing with his Star Wars figures. He went off in a huff when he was told to wear eye glasses at the young age of four and a half. He complained that James Bond didn’t wear glasses so why should he wear and continued with this huff for many years. Presently though David still gets into huffs, he is now over with the fact of wearing eye glasses.