For every great book there might be a film adaptation around the corner. While these authors not only published young their works have also been adapted into films.
- Part 1 : The Teenaged Dreams
- Part 2 : The 2013-2014 Debuts
- Part 3 : Wattpadders and Youtubers
- Part 4 : . . . And They Got A Film
- Part 5 : The Comeback Kids
15. Nick McDonell, 17
McDonell is no stranger to the publishing world, having the managing editor ofSports Illustratedfor a father and Hunter S. Thompson as a family friend. The 17-year-old McDonell, published his critically acclaimed novel, Twelve, in 2002. The novel follows privileged Manhattan teens descent into drugs and violence. A film adaptation was released in 2010 with Chace Crawford, 50 Cent and Emma Roberts. McDonell is now a journalist and war correspondent.
16. Ned Vizzini, 19
Vizzini’s 2000 debut novel, Teen Angst Naaah . . . is a collection of Vizzini’s life stories originally published in the New York Press. In 2004, at the age of 23, Vizzini suffered from depression and was hospitalized for suicide ideation. His experiences inspired him to write the novel It’s Kind of Funny Story. A film based on the novel was released starring Emma Roberts and Zach Galifianakis. Sadly in 2013 Vizzini died from suicide.
17. Cecelia Ahern, 21
Irish author Cecelia Ahern landed a $1 millon dollar deal for her debut novel, P.S I Love You, which later became an international bestseller. In 2007 the novel was adapted and Americanized into a film starring Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. Ahern has since published multiple novels for women and was the co-creator of the ABC comedy Samantha Who ? Twitter | Blog
18. Bret Easton Ellis, 21
Ellis’ is best known for writing the novel that was adapted into the cult classic film, American Psycho, but before that he published the controversial novel, Less Than Zero in 1985 at only 21 years old. A film loosely based on the book was released starring Robert Downey Jr. and Andrew McCarthy in 1987. In 2002 his novel published at the age of 23, Rules of Attraction, was also adapted. Twitter
19. Jonathan Safran Foer, 25
Foer has two films adaptations to his name. His debut magical realism novel Everything is Illuminated was published when Foer was 25 and adapted into a film starring Elijah Wood. His post-9/11 novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, was also adapted and nominated for two Academy Awards. Recently, Foer signed a two book deal for novels to be released in 2014.
20. Alice Hoffman, 25
Hoffman has a series of film adaptations to her name including the 2006 mermaid film, Aquamarine and 1998 film Practical Magic starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. 21-year-old Hoffman published her first novelProperty Of while getting her MFA at Stanford University. The novel tells the story of a 17-year-old girl who falls in love with an enigmatic street gang leader.
25 Authors Published Under 25 Vol. Two is a week long series dedicated to authors published under the age of 25. This series was created to inspire young writers and display the talents of young authors.