The Author

Steven Savile has written for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, Stargate, Warhammer, Slaine, Fireborn, Pathfinder, Arkham Horror, Risen, and other popular game and comic worlds. 

His novels have been published in eight languages to date, including the Italian bestseller L'eridita. 
He won the International Media Association of Tie-In Writers award for his Primeval novel, SHADOW OF THE JAGUAR, published by Titan, in 2010, and The inaugural Lifeboat to the Stars award for TAU CETI (co-authored with Kevin J. Anderson). 
SILVER, his debut thriller reached #2 in the Amazon UK e-charts in the summer of 2011. It was among the UK's top 30 bestselling novels of 2011 according to The Bookseller.  The series continues in Solomon's Seal, WarGod, and Lucifer's Machine, and is available in a variety of languages. 
His latest books include HNIC (along with the legendary Hip Hop artist Prodigy, of Mobb Deep) which was Library Journal's Pick of the Month, the Lovecraftian horror, The Sign of Glaaki, co-written with Steve Lockley, and has recently started writing the popular Rogue Angel novels as Alex Archer. The first of which, Grendel's Curse, is out in May.
He has lived in Sweden for the last 17 years.

Fun Facts

Silver was written entirely in coffee shops across Europe. Yeah he’s THAT guy

Steve’s first ever story sales were to ‘lads mags’ in the UK. You’ll never find them. He used 12 different names.

His mum found the mags hidden under his bed and threw them out so Steve doesn’t have any copies of his first 12 stories. They were written back in the time of typewriters. Shudder. … and no, they weren’t porn stories. Mind out of the gutter, you. They were all horror stories.

Steve supports Tottenham Hotspur. What this means is if you look closely you’ll find obscure references to the boys from White Hart Lane hidden in his books.

Steve signed the Official Secrets Act in the UK when he worked for the Ministry of Defence

Steve has been escorted at gunpoint more than once. It’s less fun than it sounds.

Steve has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a Master of Philosophy in Comparative Religions. He dropped out of a PhD in English when he emigrated to Sweden.

Steve has worked as a teacher, a burglar alarm salesman (for a day), a double glazing salesman (for a day), an auditor for a building company (managed a few weeks until he found out one of the partners was embezzling from the firm), in a fish factory (again for a day – there’s a pattern here, can you see it?), and had various local Government jobs before becoming a full time writer.

Steve wrote one of the competitive tenders read before the House of Parliament during the rationalisation of the Navy. They all lost their jobs. Coincidence?

In 2003, Kevin J Anderson burned Steve’s story. In an open fire. Stranded in a cabin. He claims it was a matter of survival.

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Welcome to the new look website of International Bestselling writer Steven Savile, your one stop shop for all things Steve. There's going to be a lot of stuff happening over the next few months, so we hope you stick around. 


COMING SOON: a dedicated digital store. There will be subscriptions for a brand new serial novel, value bundles of books, and first looks at new stories months before they are available anywhere else, even a chance to get copies of your favourite books signed.


Yes, our promise to you, unlike previous websites which have been fairly static, we'll be fostering a sense of community, updating the blog regularly, and encouraging interaction amongst readers. This place is for you, after all.


Midway through the second draft of RITUAL, a brand new A psychological and apocalyptic urban thriller written with Albert 'Prodigy' Johnson, to be published Feb 01, 2015, in hardcover and paperback by Akashic Books in the USA.