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Benjamin Percy is an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, comics writer, and screenwriter.

Benjamin Percy
Percy in 2006
Percy in 2006
Alma materBrown University;
Southern Illinois University
GenreNovel, Short Story
SpouseLisa Percy
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Benjamin Percy has published four novels, "The Dark Net", The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding, as well as two books of short fiction: Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. In 2016, he published his first book of non-fiction, a collection of essays on writing and genre fiction: Thrill Me.

Percy's first work for DC Comics was writing Detective Comics #35 - 36 in 2014, which was part of the company's New 52 branding. He eventually took over as writer on the company's Green Arrow series, beginning with issue 41, and continuing until issue 52, when that series was cancelled in preparation for DC's 2016 DC Rebirth initiative, which involved restarting its monthly titles with new #1 issues. Percy would continue as writer on Green Arrow with its new series in 2016, beginning with the one-shot Green Arrow: Rebirth, which sold over 90,000 copies when it was released in May 2016. It was the highest-selling issue with Green Arrow as the main character in recent comics history, and received a second-printing. In comparison, the final issues of the previous Green Arrow series sold between 21,000 and 22,000 copies, the last Green Arrow #1, from the New 52 launch, sold 55,512 copies, and Kevin Smith's Green Arrow #1 from 2001 sold 85,046 copies.[1]



  • The Language of Elk (2006)
  • Refresh, Refresh (2007)
  • The Wilding (2010)[2]
  • Red Moon (2013)
  • The Dead Lands (2015)
  • Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction (2016)
  • The Dark Net (2017)
  • Suicide Woods (2019)


Short fictionEdit

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
Refresh, Refresh 2005 Percy, Benjamin (2005). "Refresh, Refresh". The Paris Review. 175. Retrieved 2015-08-27. Percy, Benjamin (2007). Refresh, Refresh. Graywolf Press. ISBN 978-1-55597-485-5.
Writs of Possession 2011 Percy, Benjamin (Spring 2011). "Writs of Possession". Virginia Quarterly Review. 87 (2). Retrieved 2015-03-08. Percy, Benjamin (2013). "Writs of Possession". In Henderson, Bill (ed.). The Pushcart Prize XXXVII : best of the small presses 2013. Pushcart Press. pp. 217–231.


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General referencesEdit

  • Jasper, David. Writing Stories the Color of Oregon — Former Resident Releases Collection of Short Tales. The Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), April 11, 2006.

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