Author best known for his Gentleman Bastard series of books. His debut novel titled The Lies of Locke Lamora was released in 2006.
He had a variety of jobs before publishing his first novel, including working as a dishwasher and a web designer.
He was awarded the Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award from the British Fantasy Society in 2008.
He has dated fellow author Elizabeth Bear.
His online novel Queen of the Iron Sands is written in a style similar to the Barsoom novels, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.