Warren Ellis

Warren is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like Transmetropolitan, Fell, Ministry of Space and Planetary, and the author of the NYT-bestselling Gun Machine and the “underground classic” novel Crooked Little Vein. The movie Red is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. Iron Man 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel Iron Man: Extremis. He’s also written extensively for Vice, Wired UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters. Warren Ellis is currently working on a non-Fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus. His newest publication is the digital short-story single Dead Pig Collector, from FSG Originals. His next book will be the novella Normal, also from FSG, out in print in November.

A documentary about his work, Captured Ghosts, was released in 2012. Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the Eagle Awards Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the eld of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative. He is a Patron of the British Humanist Association, an Associate of the Institute of Atemporal Studies, and the literary editor of Edict magazine. Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway. (photo by Ellen J Rogers)