Biography for Blade Itself

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Joe Abercrombie--a 2008 John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award Nominee--was born in Lancaster, England on the last day of 1974. He studied psychology at Manchester University, and for the last ten years he has worked in London as a freelance film editor, cutting documentaries and concerts for bands from Coldplay to Iron Maiden. He lives with his wife, Lou, and his daughter, Grace. In his spare time he writes edgy fantasy novels. He is the author of The Blade Itself--The First Law: Book One. Visit Joe Abercrombie online at