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Lauren Oliver

USA flag (b.1982)

Lauren Oliver comes from a family of writers and she has always been an avid reader.

She attended the University of Chicago, where she continued to be as impractical as possible by majoring in philosophy and literature. After college, she attended the MFA program at NYU and worked briefly as the world’s worst editorial assistant, and only marginally better assistant editor, at a major publishing house in New York. Her major career contributions during this time were flouting the corporate dress code at every possible turn and repeatedly breaking the printer.

She now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her best friend and fiancée, Michael.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Horror
Lauren Oliver recommends
You (2010)
Charles Benoit
"Authentic, ambitious, and gripping."
Mostly Good Girls (2010)
Leila Sales
"Brilliant, poignant, and straight-up hilarious."
The Catastrophic History of You and Me (2012)
Jess Rothenberg
"Gorgeous, funny and heartbreaking."
Anatomy of a Misfit (2014)
Andrea Portes
"It’s rare that a book can be as funny and absolutely delightful as it is moving and thought provoking, and Anatomy of a Misfit is both."
I'll Give You the Sun (2014)
Jandy Nelson
"Bold, even breathtaking. You get the sense [the] characters are bursting through the words, breaking free of normal metaphors and constructions, jubilantly trying to rise up from the prison of language . . . The book celebrates art’s capacity to heal, but it also shows us how we excavate meaning from the art we cherish, and how we find reflections of ourselves within it. . . . I’ll Give You the Sun is a dazzling mirror."
Edgewater (2015)
Courtney Sheinmel
"Textured, rich,and evocative."
They Both Die at the End (2017)
(They Both Die at the End, book 2)
Adam Silvera
"A bold, lovely, and haunting story of loss, hope, and the redeeming power of friendship."

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