Rock and indie are Darren's first musical loves. Image Credit: Supplied picture

iPod picks

1. Velociraptor by Kasabian
2. Fast Fuse by Kasabian
3. Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance
4. Uprising by Muse
5. Blackened by Metallica
6. American Idiot by Greenday
7. The Cave by Mumford and Sons
8. Into my Arms by Nick Cave
9. Beautiful by Moby
10. Who's Got a Match? by Biffy Clyro


What's your favourite kind of music?

Rock and indie pop are my first loves. I love good tunes that make my head bop!

Which song reminds you of Dubai?

I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas. I jumped around wildly to this song on St Patrick's Day at the Irish Village during my first visit to Dubai. Whenever I hear it now, I always smile at the memories.

Do you share music with others?

Absolutely. When I find something I love, I always want to share it with others. I look for a sense of community in the worlds of music, films and literature. It's all about spreading the word!

Your relationship with music?

I defined myself a lot through the music I listened to as a teenager, letting it influence my dress sense. Even now I still try to bring a sense of rock ‘n' roll to my events.

*Darren Shan was in Dubai in March participating at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature