Joe Abercrombie Biography
Joe Abercrombie, born on the last day of 1947 and who is from the United Kingdom, is a well known British fantasy author and film editor. He first began writing when he went to college at Manchester University in England where he majored in Psychology. There he dreamed of reinventing the fantasy genre as a whole. He began to write an epic trilogy that told the story of Logan Ninefingers and his misadventures. However, the trilogy was not up to the standard that he wanted and he quickly tossed it out.
Then as luck would have it Joe found himself out on the streets. He found work making tea at a TV post-production company. He didn’t make much and scraped by making minimum wage. Two years later Joe became a freelance film editor where he worked with famous icons such as Barry White and Coldplay.
During this time he found that he had a lot of free time on his hands. In 2002 he rewrote the misadventures of Logan Ninefingers but this time his story was much more interesting.
In 2004 he completed the first book of that trilogy and dubbed it The Blade Itself. After it was rejected by several of Britain’s literary agencies it was finally picked up and published by Gollanz in 2005. In 2009, Abercrombie released the another novel called Best Served Cold. This story is set in the same world as The First Law Trilogy but it is just a stand-alone novel. Shortly after Abercroombie wrote The Heroes in 2011 and the Red Country in 2012. Both of these novels are again set in the world of the First Law Trilogy. In 2011, Abercrombie signed a deal with Gollancz publishing company for him to write 4 more books that were set in the First Law world. In 2013 HarperCollins fantasy and children's imprints announced that they had actually acquired the rights to three books written by Abercrombie that was aimed at young readers. The three soon-to-be written standalone novels were interconnected novels form a classic coming-of-age tale. The first volume of the three books is due sometime in the summer of 2014. Abercrombie lives happily in Bath, Somerset with his wife and three children.
With the publication of his first book Joe’s writing career began to sky rocket. He became a finalist for the John W. Campbell award for best writer and his books were published in thirteen different countries.