Mike Carey

Mike read English at Oxford University and taught Media and Communication at secondary and FE levels before resigning in 1999 to pursue writing full-time. He writes across many different media but is best known as a novelist and comic book writer. His graphic novel series Lucifer has been developed as a major TV series. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts has sold over a million copies in English-language editions and became a critically acclaimed motion picture based on his own screenplay, for which he received the British Screenwriters' Award for Outstanding Newcomer. He has also written eleven other novels, including two collaborations with his wife Linda and their daughter Louise.

FILM
FELIX CASTOR
Pilot for TV series based on his series of books for Heyday
FELLSIDE
Original feature film dramatization of his book for Golden Arrow Pictures
BLACK DOOR
Commissioned screenplay for Altitude
GENUS
Dramatisation of the book by Jonathan Trigell for Catalyst
THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
Original feature film dramatization of his book for Golden Arrow Pictures; stars Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close; released in September 2016 from Warner; 4 nominations in the British Independent Film Awards (and producer Camille Gatin won as Breakthrough Producer); 4 nominations for Evening Standard Film Awards including Best Film and Best Screenplay
DOMINION
Original feature film for Slingshot / Intrepid.
SIMSALA GRIMM
Screenplay for animated feature film based on the successful German television series for Greenlight MediaAG.
TRISTAN AND ISEULT
Animated feature film for Oniria
GULLIVER
Commissioned screenplay for animated feature film for Oniria
TELEVISION
JIM HENSON COMPANY
FAFRHD AND THE GRAY MOUSER
Attached to develop a series based on the series of books by Fritz Leiber
HEYDAY
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
Commissioned to adapt own series of novels
MANDABACH
THE FLOOD
Original series under option
BELIAL
Original series under option
CATALYST
CUCKOO SONG
Executive Producer for film dramatisation of the book by Frances Hardinge
TOUCHPAPER
MOTHERSHIP
Co-created series in development
SUPERHUMAN
Co-created series
UNIVERSAL / NBC
STRANDED
Pilot development for series
GRANADA
NIGHT AND DAY
Three scripts
SEACRETS
Developed bible for animated children’s series
YAZOO WAZOO
Co-created animated series (20 x 10’) for Granada/Slave Studios
TAILOR MADE
HOTEL LIMBO
Creative consultant on original series
GREENLIGHT
MEADOWLANDS
Bible and lead writer for children’s series
ACARIA
Two scripts for children’s series
SLAVE/PASSION
SPHERICS
Developed concept and wrote scripts for animation for FIFA
RADIO
BBC
PLANET B
BBC7, Seventh Dimension Series 2, 30’ episode
THE MAN IN BLACK: LET’S KILL THE BABY
Original play for BBC7
BOOKS
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
First in a series of five novels about an exorcist in London. Sixth book published in UK by Orbit, 2009. Excellent reviews, including a starred review in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus. Optioned for Heyday.
THE DEAD SEA DECEPTION
First of two conspiracy thrillers written under the pseudonym Adam Blake, to be published with major marketing by Little, Brown. #19 on Times bestseller list.
THE DEMON CODE
Second thriller as Adam Blake
THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
Published by Little, Brown in January 2013
FELLSIDE
Published by Little, Brown in August 2016
THE STEEL SERAGLIO
Co-written with his wife Linda and daughter Louise, commissioned by Chizine and Gollancz; optioned for film by Stephen Susco
MANY MANSIONS
Second co-written book with Linda and Louise, commissioned by Gollancz
GAMES
X-MEN DESTINY
Script for Activision
FABLE
Story development work for Lionhead Studios/Big Blue Box
MIRROR’S EDGE
Development and writing work for Electronic Arts
LEXICA
Discovery work (with Peter Gross) for Wireless Generation
COMICS

Mike is also a regular writer for DC and Marvel Comics, both on series created by Neil Gaiman and on his own original series, THE UNWRITTEN, for which he is sole writer. He has written DC/Vertigo’s flagship title, HELLBLAZER for three years, and Marvel’s X-MEN/X-MEN LEGACY for six (including two company-wide crossover events and a third event, Age of X, on which he was sole writer across three linked titles). He has written story arcs for ELEKTRA, FANTASTIC FOUR and THOR, and adapted both Neil Gaiman’s NEVERWHERE and Orson Scott Card’s ENDER’S SHADOW into comics form for DC and Marvel respectively. His creator-owned superhero series SUICIDE RISK debuted in Spring of 2013 for BOOM! Studios, and he is also writing the wartime horror series HOUSES OF THE HOLY for the Madefire iPad app.

His series LUCIFER was nominated for five Eisner awards; it was also informally bestowed a Squiddie (the usenet-based comic fan award) in 2003 for best ongoing series, and was declared best foreign language title at the Barcelona comics convention in 2004. Mike's current original series THE UNWRITTEN has been a New York Times bestseller and was nominated for three Eisners and a Hugo. He has won both Ninth Art’s Lighthouse award (for best new talent) and the UK’s National Comics Award (for his work on HELLBLAZER).