If you’ve watched Game of Thrones (and I hope you have), then, perhaps unbeknownst to you, you’re familiar with author David Benioff’s work. Benioff is one of the show’s executive producers, showrunners, and scriptwriters. Along with his partner, D.B. Weiss, he has written a majority of the episodes, which are adapted from George R. R. Martin’s novels.
In addition to writing Game of Thrones, Benioff has written several screenplays (Troy, The Kite Runner, Wolverine) and three books (The 25th Hour–for which he also wrote the screenplay adaptation, the shorty story collection When the Nines Roll Over, and City of Thieves).
As an aside: he’s only 43 years old (um, when did I get so old that it became OK to say that someone is only 43?), and he’s married to Amanda Peet. The dude is doing all right for himself. Continue reading