Inspirefest 2017

Rhianna Pratchett

Lead writer, Tomb Raider

Rhianna Pratchett is an award-winning writer for games, comics, film, TV and the occasional short story. Her long-term love affair with games started when she was six and played Mazogs on the Sinclair ZX81. It later evolved through her work as a journalist for Pczone and The Guardian. But it was her passion for storytelling that won through when she moved into game development in 2003, eventually becoming one of the industry’s most respected writers.

She has wrestled the wild beasts of narrative on titles such as: Heavenly Sword, Mirror’s Edge, the entire Overlord series, Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Her work has received awards from the Writers’ Guild of America, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, DICE and SXSW, as well as a BAFTA nomination. In the world of comics, she has worked for DC, Dark Horse and Marvel (notably Mirror’s Edge and Tomb Raider) and is currently writing film and TV projects with the Jim Henson Company, Film4 and O3 Productions. You can find Pratchett’s latest short story in the Press Start to Play anthology by Penguin Random House. Like most writers, she likes hard liquor and soft cats.