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Rick Riordan

Born: Jun 5, 1964

Birthplace: San Antonio

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Rick Riordan

Date of Birth : Jun 5, 1964
Birth Place : San Antonio

Richard Russell "Rick" Riordan, Jr. is an American author best known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which is about a twelve-year-old who discovers he is the son of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea. His books have been translated into 37 languages and sold more than 30 million copies. Twentieth Century Fox has adapted the first two books of his Percy Jackson series as part of a series of films. His books have spawned related media, such as graphic novels and short story collections. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Riordan was working as an English and social studies teacher in San Francisco when he conceived the idea for the Percy Jackson series as bedtime stories about ancient Greek heroes for his son Haley. Haley had been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, inspiring Riordan to make the titular protagonist ADHD/dyslexic. Riordan published the first novel in the series, The Lightning Thief in 2005. Four sequels followed, the last, The Last Olympian in 2009. Prior to Percy Jackson, Riordan had written the Tres Navarres series, a series of mystery novels for adult readers.


  • Writer
  • Teacher
  • Author
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Richard Russell Riordan Jr.


  • Haley Riordan
  • Patrick Riordan

Awards Won

  • Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
  • Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel
  • Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
  • Hampshire Book Award
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