Sunday, May 6, 2012

25 Authors Published Under 25 pt. 3 : The 2011 Debuts


Welcome to a week long feature on Book and Sensibility where we countdown 25 authors published under 25. We hope this feature serves as encouragement to young writers and to those who are young at heart !

Missed a section ? 
  1. Part 1 : The Teenaged Dream
  2. Part 2 : The 2012 Debuts
  3. Part 3 : The 2011 Debuts
  4. Part 4 : Genre Savvy
  5. Part 5 : Serial Offenders

In 2011  these authors charmed us with their debut novels, leaving us all in anticipation for what they'll do next.

11. Tahereh Mafi, 23
The end of last year was a buzz with Shatter Me, the story of a girl with a lethal touch. Since her debut, Mafi has kept her fans engaged on Twitter and Tumblr. Currently, Mafi is on tour to promoting Shatter Me and released the name of the sequel, Unravel Me.
Author Website | Twitter

12. Veronica Roth, 22
The wildly popular Divergent started out as an assignment for a creative writing class. The novel has gained legions of faction obsessed fans and pushed Roth to the New York Times Bestseller List. The sequel Insurgent, was released earlier this month.
Author Website | Twitter
13. Victoria Schawb, 24
Inspired by her love of  the archetypes and structure of fairy tales, Schwab wrote The Near Witch while at Washington University. The book was picked up and published by Hyperion during her last year in college. Schawb's next novel, The Archived is coming out 2013.

14. Aimee Carter, 25
A University of Michigan alumnus, Carter's first novel, The Goddess Test was published by Harlequin Teen. The novel is based on Carter's life long interest in Greek mythology. The sequel The Goddess Interrupted came out this year and Carter has two more books due out in 2013. 
15. Hannah Harrington, 24
Harrington's debut novel is about the gripping aftermath of suicide and  won a Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award in 2011. Harrington's second novel, Speechless is due out in 2013 from Harlequin Teen.
Author Website | Twitter

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9 comments :

  1. Wow. I didn't realize that most of these authors were so young! It's amazing. And it makes me feel under-accomplished...lol.

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    1. It kind of makes me feel like a slacker too !

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  2. I didn't realize Veronica Roth was so young! She's only a year older than me.

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    1. She's only a year older than me as well.

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  3. Love this feature. There is no hiding talent, no matter what your age is.

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    1. I agree with this comment so much. I understand why young writers are often discounted as young and unexperienced, but this list shows there is some real talent out there.

      Besides, who better to write Young Adult than actual Young Adults

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  4. Is it bad that I haven't read any of these books? I hear so many good things about each and every one of them though. A few are even on my TBR list. Maybe I should check to see if my library has these....

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  5. This is such a cool post! I love finding out about young published authors. And thanks for the giveaway too! :D

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  6. This is such a cool giveaway! Way to go for highlighting authors under 25. I didn't know Veronica Roth was so young!

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