Lauren Oliver

Young Adult Author

Birthday November 8, 1982

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Queens, NY

Age 41 years old

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Most famous for the 2010 standalone work Before I Fall and for her Delirium young adult fiction trilogy, this New York Times-bestselling writer also penned Vanishing Girls, Rooms, and several other novels.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Chicago with degrees in philosophy and literature, she entered the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing at New York University. After graduating, she worked for Penguin Books' Razorbill young adult department.


She and Lexa Hillyer co-founded a literary agency known as Paper Lantern Lit.

Family Life

Born Laura Suzanne Schechter, she grew up in Westchester, New York, as the daughter of crime writer and English professor Harold Schechter. In 2016, she married John E. Parker.

Associated With

She and fellow New Yorker Veronica Roth both penned bestselling works of young adult fiction.