Gwendolyn Willow Wilson (born August 31, 1982), known professionally as G. Willow Wilson, is an American writer.
She's best known for her prose novel Alif the Unseen, as well as writing comic books for Marvel, DC, and Vertigo. Her work on the former's Ms. Marvel has been especially praised, earning her multiple of Eisner award nominations and introducing a character many have described as the Peter Parker of The New '10s.
Wilson is also notable for being one of the highest-profile Muslim writers in the comic book industry, having converted to Islam in her twenties. Much of Wilson's writing reflects her experiences as a Muslim convert; her 2010 memoir The Butterfly Mosque discusses the conversion in greater detail.
- The Butterfly Mosque (2010)
- Alif the Unseen (2012)
- The Bird King (2019)
- Ms. Marvel (various runs):
- vol. 3 (2014 — 2015)
- vol. 4 (2015 — 2019)
- X-Men vol. 4 (2015), #23 — #26
- A-Force (various runs):
- vol. 1 (2015)
- vol. 2 (2015 — 2016)
- Cairo (2007)
- Air (2008 — 2010)
G. Willow Wilson provides examples of the following tropes
- Ascended Fangirl: Particularly of the X-Men, eventually getting to write a story arc in one of their many titles.
- Author Appeal: Many of her protagonists are of Muslim faith (Kamala Khan, Monet St. Croix) and/or African origin (Vixen, Alif the Unseen).
- Islam: Converted to the faith during college, prior to working as a journalist in Cairo.