Kevin-J-Anderson-Profile

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than 125 books, 51 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists; he has over 23 million copies in print in thirty languages. He has won or been nominated for the Nebula Award, Bram Stoker Award, the SFX Reader’s Choice Award, and New York Times Notable Book.

Kevin has written numerous Star Wars projects, including the Jedi Academy trilogy, Darksaber, the Young Jedi Knights series (with his wife Rebecca Moesta), and Tales of the Jedi comics from Dark Horse. He wrote three X-Files novels, including the #1 bestseller Ground Zero, and he also collaborated with Dean Koontz on the novel Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, which sold a million copies in the first year of its release. He has written Superman and Batman novels, as well as comics for DC, Marvel, Boom!, IDW, Wildstorm, Topps, and Dark Horse.

Kevin has co-authored fifteen books in the DUNE saga with Brian Herbert, as well as their original Hellhole trilogy. His epic SF series, The Saga of Seven Suns, is a 7-volume opus that topped international bestseller lists; he is currently at work on a sequel trilogy, The Saga of Shadows. He produced and co-wrote the lyrics (with his wife Rebecca) for two crossover rock CDs based on his Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy. He wrote a steampunk fantasy adventure novel based on the concept CD, Clockwork Angels, by legendary rock group Rush, as well as the steampunk novels Captain Nemo and The Martian War. In a lighter vein, he has written humorous fantasy The Dragon Business and the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series. He has edited numerous anthologies, including A Fantastic Holiday Season 1 & 2, Blood Lite 1–3, Five by Five 1 & 2, War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches, and three Star Wars anthologies.

As the publishers of WordFire Press, Kevin and Rebecca have released more than a hundred eBook and print titles from Frank Herbert, Allen Drury, Bill Ransom, Brian Herbert, Doug Beason, David Farland, James A. Owen, Rhiannon Paille, Mike Baron, and Brad Torgersen, as well as their own backlist.

Kevin has a physics/astronomy degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and worked for thirteen years as a technical writer for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory before becoming a full-time novelist. He is a Board member of the Challenger Centers for Space Science Education and the Lifeboat Foundation.

He climbs mountains, including all 54 peaks over 14,000 ft in Colorado, has completed all 500 miles of the Colorado Trail, and has visited six of the seven continents (only Antarctica left!). Kevin and his wife have been married for more than twenty years; they live in a castle in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.


Kevin looks forward to meeting all his fans in Sydney and Perth in June 2015, and will participate in signing sessions on Friday in Sydney (2:30pm to 5:30pm), and throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in both cities. Please see the event guide for times and locations.

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Previous Appearances

  • Perth 2011
  • Perth 2015
  • Sydney 2011
  • Sydney 2015

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