The multi-talented Duncan Sarkies is a screenwriter, playwright, novelist and short story writer. He is best known for writing the hit black comedy Scarfies, one of New Zealand's highest grossing films. He also penned two episodes of the HBO TV series Flight of the Conchords.
As a performer, Duncan has toured several shows around New Zealand and abroad. He won the 1995 New New Zealand Play of the Year award for Saving Grace, and the 2000 Montana New Zealand Best First Book Award for his short story collection Stray Thoughts and Nose Bleeds.
Duncan's debut novel Two Little Boys (Penguin, 2008) was made into a motion picture in 2012. The Demolition of the Century is his second novel.