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Lauren Oliver

Biography

Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver is the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels REPLICA, VANISHING GIRLS, PANIC, and the Delirium trilogy: DELIRIUM, PANDEMONIUM, and REQUIEM, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both REPLICA and Lauren's bestselling first novel, BEFORE I FALL, were acquired by AwesomenessTV; a major motion picture adaptation of BEFORE I FALL was announced by Open Road Films in 2016. 

Lauren is also the author of novels for middle grade readers: THE SPINDLERS; LIESL & PO, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee; and the Curiosity House series, co-written with H. C. Chester. She has also written one novel for adults, ROOMS. 

A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the cofounder of content development company Paper Lantern Lit.

Books by Lauren Oliver

by Lauren Oliver and H. C. Chester - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery

Sam, Philippa, Thomas, and Max have just started to recover from their capture and subsequent escape from Rattigan. But the children’s lives don’t stay quiet for long. A slew of bank robberies is terrorizing the city. And when Professor Farnum, the ringmaster of the museum’s now immensely popular flea circus, is charged with murder, the search for the real killer uncovers a plot much bigger than any individual crime --- a plot that can only be the work of Nicholas Rattigan.

written by Lauren Oliver with illustrations by H. C. Chester - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Friendship, Mystery

Four extraordinary children must avenge their friend’s death, try to save their home, and unravel the secrets of their past . . . before their past unravels them.

by Lauren Oliver and H. C. Chester - Children's, Fantasy, Mystery
Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have grown up in Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. Philippa is a powerful mentalist, Sam is the world's strongest boy, and Thomas can squeeze himself into a space no bigger than a bread box. The children live happily with museum owner Mr. Dumfrey, alongside other misfits. But when a fourth child, Max, a knife-thrower, joins the group, it sets off an unforgettable chain of events. So when the museum’s Amazonian shrunken head is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. But their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.
by Lauren Oliver - Family Life, Fantasy

When Liza's brother, Patrick, changes overnight, Liza knows exactly what has happened: The spindlers have gotten to him and stolen his soul. To rescue Patrick, Liza must go Below, facing her greatest challenge at the spindlers' nests, where she encounters the evil queen and must pass a series of deadly tests --- or else her soul, too, will remain Below forever.

by Lauren Oliver

Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost named Po appears from the darkness. That same evening, an alchemist's apprentice named Will makes an innocent mistake that has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey