Anthony O'Neill

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Anthony O'Neill (born 1964 in Melbourne) is an Australian fiction writer.[1]

He has been published in 17 languages. His first novel Scheherazade (2001) is a revisionist Arabian Nights epic. The Lamplighter (2003) is a philosophical tale of the macabre set in 1880s Edinburgh; it was heavily influenced by the stories of Robert Louis Stevenson and Arthur Conan Doyle. The Empire of Eternity (2006) is a mystery involving Napoleon Bonaparte and the early years of Egyptology. The Unscratchables (2009; published outside Australia under the pseudonym Cornelius Kane) is a pop-culture satirical novel and social commentary featuring anthropomorphic dog and cat detectives.[citation needed]

In October 2014, 20th Century Fox preemptively purchased the film rights to his unpublished science fiction novel The Dark Side. The book was acquired for publication by Simon & Schuster at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and was published in 2016.[2][3][4]

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Seek (2017) is an unofficial sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


  1. ^ Fraser, Morag (May 29, 2003). "Murder in the city of voices". The Age. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (6 October 2014). "Fox Buys Hot Sci-Fi Book 'The Dark Side' for Steve Zaillian to Produce (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Mike Fleming Jr. (6 October 2014). "Fox Wins Hot Frankfurt Book 'The Dark Side' For Film Rites To Produce". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ MrDisgusting (6 October 2014). "'The Dark Side' of the Moon Littered with Criminals". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 7 October 2014.