Benjamin Percy is the author of five novels — most recently, The Ninth Metal (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) — three story collections — including Suicide Woods — and a book of essays titled Thrill Me that is widely taught in creative writing classrooms. At Marvel Comics he writes both Wolverine and X-Force. He has also written for DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment and is known for his celebrated runs on Green Arrow, Teen Titans, Nightwing, and James Bond. His creator-owned comics series include Devil’s Highway and Year Zero at AWA Studios. He wrote two seasons of the audio drama — Wolverine — produced by Marvel and Stitcher. The first season, “Wolverine: The Long Night,” was listed as one of the top 15 podcasts of the year by Apple and won the iHeartRadio Award for Best Scripted Podcast. His latest audio drama — Old Man Starlord — is produced by Marvel and SiriusXM/Pandora and stars Chris Elliot, Timothy Busfield, Vanessa Williams, and Danny Glover.
His film and tv projects have been sold to Sony, Paramount, Fox, and Starz. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in Esquire (where he is a contributing editor), GQ, Time, Men’s Journal, Outside, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Ploughshares, Tin House, McSweeney’s, and the Paris Review. His other honors include the Whiting Award, an NEA fellowship, the Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories, 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, and Best American Comics.