Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver is the author of the YA bestselling novels Before I Fall, Panic and Vanishing Girls, and the Delirium trilogy (which has been translated into more than 30 languages and are New York Times and international bestselling novels). She is also the author of novels for middle grade readers, and has written one novel for adults. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the cofounder of the boutique literary development company Paper Lantern Lit.

  • These Words Matter: Lauren Oliver

    These Words Matter: Lauren Oliver

    I’m going to make a confession. I don’t think Redwall is the book that made me fall in love with reading. Really, I don’t think I can remember which book made me fall in love with reading, nor do I know whether any book did. Just as I can’t remember when I learned to walk or when I first became aware of my own heartbeat, I can’t remember the book that made me a reader. Reading is and always has been a critical part of the rhythm of my life. I tried to write a book in 2nd grade (about our cat, Extra). In 3rd grade, I made molasses candy in the…