Um, can somebody please pinch me? Today's interview is with the incomparable Lauren Oliver, whose YA Magical Realism BEFORE I FALL is one of my favorite YA reads of all time and whose multi-best-selling DELIRIUM trilogy took YA Dystopian to a whole new level.
If you're living under a rock and yet somehow reading YA, here's a little bit about Lauren and her books from her Goodreads bio:
Lauren Oliver comes from a family of writers and so has always (mistakenly) believed that spending hours in front of the computer every day, mulling over the difference between “chortling” and “chuckling,” is normal. 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. Before I Fall is her first published novel.
She is deeply grateful for the chance to continue writing, as she has never been particularly good at anything else.
If you haven't gotten on the Lauren Oliver bandwagon yet, your mission is to do so immediately. Follow the links below: