Bio

Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels, the most recent among them The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). He is also the author of The Dead Lands (Grand Central/Hachette, 2015), Red Moon (Grand Central/Hachette, 2013) and The Wilding (Graywolf Press, 2010), as well as two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf Press, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Grand Central/Hachette, 2012; Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006).

His craft book — Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction — was published by Graywolf Press in 2016 and is now widely taught in creative writing classrooms.

His next book of short stories — Suicide Woods — will be published in 2019 by Graywolf. His sci-fi trilogy — The Comet Cycle — will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2020. The media rights have been picked up by the Russo brothers (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War).

He broke in to comics in 2014, with a two-issue Batman story arc for Detective Comics. He is know for his celebrated runs on Wolverine, Nightwing, Green Arrow, Teen Titans, and James Bond.

His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire, GQ, Time, Men’s Journal, Outside, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, and Tin House.

He writes the audio drama “Wolverine,” now in its second season. The ten-episode podcast series stars Richard Armitage and is produced by Marvel and Stitcher. The first season, “The Long Night,” is streaming now on all podcast apps. And the second season, “The Lost Trail,” is currently available on Stitcher Premium and will go wide in its streaming later in the year. “The Long Night” was listed as one of the top 15 podcasts of the year by Apple and won the iHeart Radio Award for best scripted podcast in 2018.

His honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Whiting Writers’ Award, two Pushcart Prizes, the Plimpton Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics. And his story “Refresh, Refresh” was included in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories.

He is a member of the WGA screenwriters’ guild and has sold scripts to FOX and Starz. He currently has several film and TV projects in development.

He has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.