Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie is a British fantasy writer and film editor. He is the author of The First Law trilogy.


Joe Abercrombie was born on 31 December 1974 in Lancaster, England. He was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Manchester University, where he studied psychology. He moved into television production before taking up a career as a freelance film editor. During a break between jobs he began writing "The Blade Itself" in 2002, completing it in 2004. It was published by Gollancz in 2006 and was followed by two other books in The First Law Trilogy, "Before They Are Hanged" and "Last Argument of Kings". He currently lives and works in London with his wife and daughter. In early 2008 Joe Abercrombie was one of the contributors to the BBC Worlds of Fantasy series, alongside other contributors such as Michael Moorcock, Terry Pratchett and China Mieville [ [ Blog Entry] - 4 December 2007] .


The First Law Trilogy

# "The Blade Itself" (May 2006)
# "Before They Are Hanged" (March 2007)
# "Last Argument of Kings" (March 2008)

Also in the First Law Universe

# "Best Served Cold" (forthcoming in 2009, first of two planned stand-alone novels) [ [ Author website.] ]


External links

* [ Joe Abercrombie's homepage]


* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie at Neth Space]
* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie] conducted by Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, 7 December 2006.
* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie] at UKSF Book News, 8 March 2007
* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie] conducted by SFX Magazine, 30 April 2007
* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie] with Aidan Moher at Dribble of Ink, 31 July 2007
* [ Interview with Joe Abercrombie] with Aidan Moher at Dribble of Ink, 11 February 2008
* [ Article written by Joe Abercrombie] on his influences, by SFcrowsnest, 1st March 2008

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