Michael Witwer

Michael Witwer

MICHAEL WITWER is a New York Times bestselling author known for his work on the Hugo-nominated Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana, the critically acclaimed Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons, and the bestselling Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago and has a diverse professional background that has ranged from his current position as head of communications of a national healthcare services firm to significant work in the gaming market. Through his work as an author, Michael has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, spoken at Google, Pixar and Lucasfilm, and served as a featured speaker at many of the top gaming conventions and book festivals. His books have won many honors, including being selected as a Hugo Award finalist, a national bestseller (New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly), an Amazon "Best Book of the Month," a Diana Jones Award nominee, a Locus Award finalist, and a GeekDad "Best Book of the Year," while his other writings have appeared on Slate.com, Tor.com, Signature-reads.com, and GeekDad. Michael resides in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife, two daughters and two sons.
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