Exclusive Interview: The Hawkweed Legacy Author Irena Brignull

While movies and novels tell stories in very different ways, some screenwriters have made the transition to prose and back again. Take Irena Brignull, who wrote the screenplays for the movies Skellig, The Boxtrolls, and The Little Prince — all of which, interestingly, were based on books — but is now better known to fantasy fans for her last year’s The Hawkweed Prophecy. With that book newly released in paperback, and the follow-up, The Hawkweed Legacy (hardcover, digital) also just out, I asked Brignull about what inspired this series, how writing scripts influenced these books, and why she won’t be scripting the planned adaptation.