G. Willow Wilson


United States

Known for

Activist, and Author of Ms. Marvel, and Butterfly Mosque


Hijri 1402-Present (AH); Common Era 1982-Present (CE)

G. Willow Wilson


Willow Wilson is writer, author, essayist, and journalist. She is known for writing the Hugo Award-winning comic book series Ms Marvel for Marvel comics. She spent the early years of her career in Egypt, writing the graphic novel Cairo. Her comic series Air was nominated for the Eisner Award. Her debut novel, Alif the Unseen, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.In 2010, she wrote a memoir called The Butterfly Mosque about love, Islam and life in Egypt during the waning years of the Mubarak regime. She has also written graphic novels and comic book series for DC Comics and its literary imprint, Vertigo, and helped launch the ongoing series A-Force for Marvel Comics. In 2015, she received a special commendation for innovation in graphic literature at the PEN Center USA Literary Awards. She has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and the National Post. Photo Credit: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/altmuslim/2013/11/interview-g-willow-wilson-on-the-creation-of-the-newest-muslim-american-comic-superhero/