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Age: 41
James Dashner at age 41

James Dashner

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26, 1972
Austell, GA
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26, 1972 (age 49)
Austell, GA


Children's author who is best known for writing The 13th Reality series as well as the Jimmy Fincher Saga. He published the first book in a third series, The Maze Runner, in 2009 and the book was turned into a 2014 film starring Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario.

Before Fame

He studied at Brigham Young University, where he earned a degree in accounting. He worked in finance before beginning his career in writing.


His novel The Journal of Curious Letters was a Borders Original Voices pick in 2008.

Family Life

He and his five siblings were raised in Georgia. With his wife, Lynette Anderson, he had four children.

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He beat out Brandon Sanderson, Brandon Mull, Jeffrey Scott Savage, and Jessica Day George to win the 2008 Whitney Award for Best Youth Fiction.