Benjamin Percy

Monday, May 4 at 7 PM

Anoka County Library – Northtown
711 County Road 10 NE, Blaine

Minnesota’s own Benjamin Percy is a master of many genres. Comic book fans may know him best as a favored storyteller for DC and Marvel heavyweights like X-Men and the superhero Teen Titans. Comic Book Resources dubbed his treatment of Green Arrow, a DC franchise with eighty years of history, as “a reinvigorating breath of fresh air.” He also holds the singular distinction of writing and developing Marvel’s first-ever scripted podcast – a ten-episode murder mystery audio drama featuring X-Men’s Wolverine. Percy has also penned four genre-defying novels to date, including most recently Indie Next Pick and Minnesota Book Award finalist The Dark Net. Uniquely blending elements of cyberpunk and occult horror, The Dark Net “is undeniably creepy… a gory, cautionary tale” (Kirkus Reviews). Percy is equally adept with short prose; he has two Pushcart Prizes to his name, as well as the prestigious Plimpton Prize. His latest include Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction and the spine-tinging 2019 short story collection Suicide Woods. In a starred review, Kirkus Review raves about the latter: “Like modern Grimm fairy tales, the stories in this volume are cautionary and haunting.”

A podcast of Benjamin Percy’s Club Book discussion will be available a few days after the event!

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