Benjamin Percy is the author of five novels — most recently, The Ninth Metal — three story collections — including Suicide Woods — and a book of essays titled Thrill Me that is widely taught in creative writing classrooms.
He writes both Wolverine and X-Force for Marvel Comics. 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 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 audio drama “Old Man Starlord” launched on June 1st with SirusXM and stars Chris Elliot, Timothy Busfield, Vanessa Williams, and Danny Glover. 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 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.