This year’s Guest of Honour line-up is completed by Mike Carey, author of the stunning Girl With All The Gifts (as M.R. Carey), soon to be a major film starring Meryl Streep, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine. His work also includes the acclaimed Fellside, the Felix Castor series and also a wealth of stunning work in comics and graphic novels, having written for X-Men, 200AD, Lucifer and Hellblazer among others.
Mike’s screenplay for “She Who Brings Gifts” appeared on the Brit List in 2014 The film is an upcoming British post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller film directed by Colm McCarthy. The screenplay was written by Carey adapted from his own novel The Girl with All the Gifts. The film stars Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine. The plot depicts a dystopian future following a breakdown of society after most of humanity is wiped out by a fungal infection and focuses upon the struggle of a scientist, a teacher and two soldiers who embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.