Richard Russell Riordan Jr. is an American author. He is known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, about a teenager named Percy Jackson who discovers he is a son of the Greek god Poseidon. Riordan's books have been translated into forty-two languages and sold more than thirty million copies in the US. 20th Century Fox adapted the first two books of his Percy Jackson series as part of a series of films. His books have spawned related media, such as graphic novels and short story collections. Riordan's first full-length novel was Big Red Tequila, which became the first book in the Tres Navarre series. His big breakthrough was The Lightning Thief, the first novel in the five-volume Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, which placed a group of modern-day adolescents in a Greco-Roman mythological setting. Since then, Riordan has written The Kane Chronicles trilogy and The Heroes of Olympus series.
|Born||Richard Russell Riordan Jr, June 5, 1964, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Genre||Fantasy, detective fiction, mythology|
|Notable works||Percy Jackson & the Olympians pentalogy, The Kane Chronicles trilogy, The Heroes of Olympus pentalogy, The Maze of Bones, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy, Tres Navarre series, The Trials of Apollo pentalogy|
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American fantasy author of several award-winning and bestselling book series. His best-known works include Percy Jackson & the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, the Tres Navarre books, and The Maze of Bones.
A graduate of the University of Texas, he taught social studies and English at a San Francisco high school for nearly a decade. He published the first novel in his Tres Navarre series, Big Red Tequila, in 1997.
He is a two-time Mark Twain Award winner (2008 & 2009), as well as winner of the Children's Choice Books Awards for Author of the Year in 2011.
He grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He and his wife, Becky, later settled in Boston, Massachusetts with their two sons, Haley and Patrick.
He created the Percy Jackson character, who is portrayed by Logan Lerman in the Percy Jackson films.
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Latest information about Rick Riordan updated on June 07 2021.