In 1988 Dr Graham Joyce quit an executive job and decamped to the Greek island of Lesbos, there to live in a beach shack with a colony of scorpions and to concentrate on writing. He sold his first novel while still in Greece and travelled in the Middle East on the proceeds.
He is a winner of The World Fantasy Award for his novel The Facts Of Life; a five-times winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel; and twice winner of the French Grand Prix De L’Imaginaire. Joyce has also published Young Adult novels, and is a winner of the Angus Award. His short stories and novels have been translated into over twenty languages and his story “An Ordinary Soldier Of The Queen” won the O Henry award. He has adapted his own work for Hollywood studios and occasionally reviews for The Washington Post.
He lives in Leicester, England with his wife and two children.