Isaac Marion

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Isaac Marion
Isaac Marion at 2016 Newcon PDX
Isaac Marion at 2016 Newcon PDX
Born (1981-12-30) December 30, 1981 (age 38)
OccupationNovelist, musician
Notable worksWarm bodies series

Isaac Marion is an American writer. He is best known as the best-selling author of the "zombie romance"[1] novel Warm Bodies and its series.


Marion was born December 30, 1981[citation needed] near Seattle and has mostly lived either in or around the city. He has also lived in Portland.[2]


Before Warm Bodies, Marion had self-published three other novels.[3] Warm Bodies was published by Atria Books on October 14, 2010.[4] It received critical acclaim from publications such as The Guardian,[5] The Seattle Times[6] and Paste[7] and authors Audrey Niffenegger and Stephenie Meyer.[8] Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the novel,[9] and it has been made into the film Warm Bodies, written and directed by Jonathan Levine and starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich. The movie was released on February 1, 2013.[10] It went on to create more than a 100 million dollars in international market and was very successful. On January 28, 2013, the prequel novella to Warm Bodies called The New Hunger was published by Zola Books as an eBook.[11]

Marion has stated that the Warm Bodies series will ultimately be four books, with the first true sequel, The Burning World, released on February 7, 2017.[12] To promote the release of THE BURNING WORLD, Marion co-directed a book trailer with Micah Knapp, which premiered on Hypable.[13]

Marion also has one short story published, "Jerry Lives Forever," with the literary nonprofit organization Tethered By Letters.[14]

On November 13, 2018 he self-published the final book in the series, "The Living".


Besides writing books, Marion also writes music. He has a 2007 solo album, Dead Children (released under the name "Isaac Marion's Moon Colony"), which he considers a companion piece to Warm Bodies.[15] He was also part of a brief electronic/indie rock duo named The Tallest Building in the World, with guitarist Jared McSharry. The pair released their lone concept album, Look Down, in 2005.[16] Both albums have been made available to download by Marion via Bandcamp.

Personal life[edit]

Marion is also a photographer and a painter.[17][18] According to his Simon & Schuster biography, Marion decided "to forgo college in favor of direct experience."[19] He began writing while still in high school,[20] and self-published three novels before Warm Bodies.[21]


  1. ^ Damian, Lisa (May 2, 2011). "Book Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion". Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Tom Keogh,"Isaac Marion's 'Warm Bodies,' in theaters this Friday, is a portrait of zombie/human love," The Seattle Times, January 28, 2013.]
  3. ^ "About | Warm Bodies: A Novel by Isaac Marion". January 23, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1) by Isaac Marion – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Catherine Taylor (October 30, 2010). "Catherine Taylor's first novel choice – review | Books". London: The Guardian. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  6. ^ Shawl, Nisi (May 5, 2011). "Books | 'Warm Bodies': Isaac Marion's novel of zombie love | Seattle Times Newspaper". Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  7. ^ at on April 26, 2011, by Josh Jackson (April 26, 2011). "Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion :: Books :: Reviews :: Paste". Retrieved March 2, 2013.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "Warm Bodies | Warm Bodies: A Novel by Isaac Marion". Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (March 2, 2011). "UK actor Nicholas Hoult starring in zombie romance | Reuters". Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  10. ^ Warm Bodies 2013 on IMDb
  11. ^ "The New Hunger Review: Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies Prequel Novella". Cinema Blend. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  12. ^ "Warm Bodies Update".
  13. ^ "Burning World Update".
  14. ^ "Jerry Lives Forever". Tethered By Letters.
  15. ^ Boone A. (November 1, 2007). "Dead Children | Isaac Marion's Moon Colony". Isaac Marion. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  16. ^ Boone A. (September 11, 2005). "Look Down | The Tallest Building in the World". Isaac Marion. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  17. ^ "Isaac Marion'S Nood Pix". September 26, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  18. ^ "we love blurry pictures". Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  19. ^ Simon & Schuster, Authors: Isaac Marion. (Access date 3-12-13)
  20. ^ Tom Keogh, "Isaac Marion’s ‘Warm Bodies,’ in theaters this Friday, is a portrait of zombie/human love," The Seattle Times, 28 January 2013.
  21. ^ Gary Wolcott, "'Warm Bodies': From short story to movie," Tri-City Herald, 24 January 2013.

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