Mike Carey

Mike writes across many different media 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 other original films and television series in development. His graphic novel series Lucifer has been broadcast as a major TV series. He has also written a number of novels, including two collaborations with his wife Linda and their daughter Louise.  His novel Infinity Gate has been nominated for a Philip K Dick Award.

Film credits include: The Girl With All the Gifts (produced by Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont; director Colm McCarthy; released in 2016 by Poison Chef / Warner starring Gemma Arterton, Sennia Nanua, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close; 4 nominations in the British Independent Film Awards; 4 nominations for Evening Standard Film Awards including Best Film and Best Screenplay). Work in development includes a dramatisation of Neil Gaiman’s Violent Cases and a new film with Camille Gatin and Colm McCarthy.


Television credits include: Commission to develop Fritz Leiber’s series Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser (Jim Henson Company); adaptation of his Felix Castor novels (Working Title Television).


Publishing credits include: Someone Like Me, The Boy on the Bridge, Fellside, The Girl with all the Gifts; the Felix Castor novels (The Devil You Know etc); The Dead Sea Deception and The Demon Code; all published by Orbit. He has co-written with his wife Linda and daughter Louise The City of Silk and Steel and The House of War and Witness for Gollancz. Short stories have appeared in various anthologies and in a collection published by PS Publishing.  Mike’s trilogy The Book of Koli was published in 2020-1 and his new novel (one of two) is Infinity Gate.


Graphic novel credits include: 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 was sole writer. He wrote 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 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).

Mike is represented by Meg Davis