Born in Edmonton in 1971, Drew Karpyshyn is an acclaimed writer of novels, screenplays and video games. After graduating from college with a degree in English, Karpyshyn answered an open call for novel ideas set in Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe. His submission eventually led to his first novel, Temple Hill.
In the spring of 2000, Karpyshyn began working for BioWare, the video game company responsible for the Baldur’s Gate series. During his 12 years with the company, Karpyshyn contributed to an illustrious list of games including Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2.