Alex Garland

Alex Garland


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1970

Genre


Alex Garland (born 1970) is a British novelist and screenwriter.

Garland is the son of political cartoonist Nick (Nicholas) Garland. He attended the independent University College School, in Hampstead, London, and the University of Manchester, where he studied art history.

His first novel, The Beach, was published in 1996 and drew on his experiences as a backpacker. The novel quickly became a cult classic and was made into a film by Danny Boyle, with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Tesseract, Garland's second novel, was published in 1998. This was also made into a film, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. In 2003, 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 illust
...more

Average rating: 3.82 · 75,154 ratings · 2,941 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Beach

3.92 avg rating — 61,155 ratings — published 1996 — 96 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Coma

3.37 avg rating — 6,903 ratings — published 2004 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Tesseract

3.22 avg rating — 5,306 ratings — published 1998 — 34 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
28 Days Later

4.09 avg rating — 979 ratings — published 2003
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sunshine

4.10 avg rating — 271 ratings — published 2007
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ex Machina: Screenplay

by
4.24 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Never Let Me Go

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dredd: The Screenplay

3.97 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Island

3.70 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
Annihilation

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 13 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Alex Garland…
28 Days Later
(2 books)
by
3.91 avg rating — 1,863 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the evilest motherfucker in the valley”
Alex Garland

“When you develop an infatuation for someone you always find a reason to believe that this is exactly the person for you. It doesn’t need to be a good reason. Taking photographs of the night sky, for example. Now, in the long run, that’s just the kind of dumb, irritating habit that would cause you to split up. But in the haze of infatuation, it’s just what you’ve been searching for all these years.”
Alex Garland, The Beach

“If I'd learnt one thing from travelling, it was that the way to get things done was to go ahead and do them. Don't talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a visa, pack a bag, and it just happens.”
Alex Garland, The Beach

Polls

What book would you like to read for the group discussion dated Dec 2011-Jan 2012?

 
  15 votes 28.8%

 
  7 votes 13.5%

 
  5 votes 9.6%

 
  5 votes 9.6%

 
  4 votes 7.7%

 
  4 votes 7.7%

 
  3 votes 5.8%

 
  3 votes 5.8%

 
  3 votes 5.8%

 
  2 votes 3.8%

 
  1 vote 1.9%

 
  0 votes 0.0%

52 total votes
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Life of a Boo...: Voting for November Book! 97 338 Oct 17, 2009 07:41PM  
The Book Challenge: Meg's 2010 Book Challenge 12 17 Mar 28, 2010 11:58AM  
All The Books You...: April Challenge - 2010 71 51 May 07, 2010 02:16PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Nigel's valiant (but ill-fated) attempt at 50 in a year. 6 81 Jun 30, 2010 03:04PM  
UK Book Club: Sam's Big 50 (x 2...better make that x3) 225 251 Dec 30, 2010 07:18AM  
College Students! : Alicia's Reading Goals for 2011 18 54 May 19, 2011 09:44AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Alicia's Reading Goals for 2011 28 63 May 19, 2011 10:29AM  
The Next Best Boo...: ilona - Trekker 57 279 Sep 18, 2011 03:53AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Corinna - Frequent Flyer 2010/2011 18 77 Sep 23, 2011 08:47AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Alex to Goodreads.