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Author Alex GarlandAlex Garland was born in London in 1970. He is an English novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. Garland attended the independent University College School, in Hampstead, London, and the University of Manchester, where he received a BA degree in History of Art in 1992.

His first novel, The Beach, was published in 1996 and drew on his experiences as a backpacker. The novel quickly became a cult classic. The Beach has been translated into twenty-four languages, has won a prestigious Betty Trask Award and was also adapted into a hugely successful feature film.

The Tesseract, Garland's second novel, was published in 1998. This was also made into a film, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. In 2002, he wrote the screenplay for Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, starring Cillian Murphy. His third novel, The Coma, was published in 2004 and was illustrated with woodcuts by his father, Nicholas Garland.

In 2005, a script for a film adaptation of Halo was written by Garland. In 2007, he wrote the screenplay for the film Sunshine. Garland also served as an executive producer on 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to 28 Days Later. He is the co-writer on the video game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. He wrote the screenplay for the film Never Let Me Go, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. He also wrote the script for Dredd, an adaptation of the Judge Dredd comic book series from 2000 AD.

He is married to the actress Paloma Baeza.

Alex Garland Book List and Awards
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The Coma
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The Coma by Alex Garland

The Tesseract
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The Tesseract by Alex Garland

The Beach
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The Beach by Alex Garland
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1999 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Coma, The | Garland, Alex | First Edition UK Book Garland, Alex | Coma, The | Unsigned First Edition UK Book

Hardcover Book. 2004 LON: Faber and Faber  First UK edition, first printing, near fine, new/unread in a near fine dust jacket. 

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Alex Garland Bibliography

  • The Beach - 1996
  • The Tesseract - 1998
  • The Coma - 2004

Alex Garland Awards

  • 1997 - Betty Trask Award from The Society of Authors
  • 2004 - Best Screenplay Award at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for his screenplay of 28 Days Later
  • 2011 - Writer's Guild of Great Britain (along with co-writer Tameem Antoniades) for his writing on the video game, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • 2015 - Jury Prize for writing/directing Ex Machina at the Gerardmer Film Festival

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