A. J. Hartley

A.J. Hartley is the international and New York Times bestselling author of 14 novels including two new young adult series: Steeplejack was released by Tor Teen in June 2016, and Cathedrals of Glass will be available from To The Stars in November 2016 (in physical stores early 2017), part of a special partnership with Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 and Angels and Airwaves, with whom he is working on another scifi series the first of which is Sekret Machines: Chasing Shadows, which was accompanied by an EP by Angels and Airwaves. His previous books include the mystery/thrillers The Mask of Atreus, On the Fifth Day, What Time Devours, and Tears of the Jaguar and the young adult fantasy adventures Act of Will and Will Power. The first of his Darwen Arkwright  children’s fantasy trilogy (Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact) came out from Penguin/Razorbill in 2011 and won SIBA’s best YA novel of 2012. He has also co-written with David Hewson two adaptations of Shakespeare plays as epic thrillers: Macbeth, a Novel (audio edition voiced by Alan Cumming) and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, a Novel (the audio book, performed by Richard Armitage, was named Audible’s book of the year for 2014). He is UNC Charlotte’s Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare, specializing in performance theory and practice, and is the author of various scholarly books and articles from the world’s best academic publishers including Palgrave and Cambridge University Press. He is an honorary fellow of the University of Central Lancashire, UK.