Ruta Sepetys

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Birthday
19, 1967
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1967 (age 51)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Most well known for her New York Times bestselling historical novel Between Shades of Gray, she went on to publish a second historical fiction work titled Out of the Easy.

Before Fame

Before beginning her literary career, she earned a bachelor's degree in International Finance from Hillsdale College (in Michigan) and subsequently established and headed an entertainment management company in Los Angeles. She later settled in Nashville, Tennessee.

Trivia

Sepetys won The Golden Kite Award for Fiction, the Flanders Young Adult Literature Jury Prize, and the Lithuanian National Patriot Award, among numerous other honors.

Family Life

She grew up in Detroit, Michigan, as the child of an American mother and a Lithuanian father. Her debut novel, Between Shades of Gray, was inspired by her father's experiences during Stalin's repressive regime.

Associated With

She is a contemporary of fellow American historical fiction writer Jennifer Donnelly.