Lisa McMann

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Lisa McMann
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Lisa McMann 2011
Born February 27, 1968
Holland, Michigan
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 2007–present
Genre Young adult fantasy

Lisa McMann (born February 27, 1968) is an American author.

McMann was born in Holland, Michigan and now lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area.[1] Her first novel, WAKE, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list for children's chapter books.[2] She is also the author of FADE, which debuted on the New York Times best seller list and remained there eleven weeks,[3] and of GONE, the last book in the WAKE series, which was released February 2010.

McMann, a mother of two, has published many short stories, including the creative nonfiction essay, "When You're Ten," featured in Literary Mama, and the award winning short story, "The Day of the Shoes," in 2004. One year later, her story, "Like Waves on Rocks"[4] was published in the Gator Springs Gazette. McMann's short stories are written for adult audiences while her novels are intended for young adults.

She lives near Phoenix, Arizona.[5]


  • The Day of the Shoes, 2004, a short story, won a Templeton award in the international Power of Purpose contest.
  • WAKE - 2008 American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults[6]
  • WAKE - 2008 Cybil Award Finalist[7]
  • WAKE - 2009 Survival Games Minecraft Award
  • WAKE ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • WAKE Abraham Lincoln Book Award Master List (IL)
  • WAKE Gateway Readers Award Nominee (MO)
  • WAKE Georgia Peach Book Award Master List
  • WAKE IRA Young Adults' Choices
  • WAKE Nevada Young Reader's Award Nominee
  • WAKE Texas Tayshas Reading List
  • WAKE YALSA Teens Top Ten (TTT)
  • WAKE Young Adult Reading Program Reading List Selection (SD)

Published works[edit]

Wake Trilogy
  • WAKE (2008)
  • FADE (2009)
  • GONE (2010)[8]
The Unwanteds
  • The Unwanteds (2011)[9]
  • The Unwanteds: Island of Silence (2012)
  • The Unwanteds: Island of Fire (2013)
  • The Unwanteds: Island of Legends (2014)
  • The Unwanteds: Island of Shipwrecks (2015)
  • The Unwanteds: Island of Graves (2015)
Visions Trilogy
  • Crash (2013)
  • Bang (2013)
Other books
  • Cryer's Cross (2011)
  • Dear Bully (2011)
  • Dead To You (2012)
  • The Trap Door (Infinity Ring #3) (2013)

WAKE Trilogy Translations[edit]

The WAKE trilogy has been translated into the following languages (note: not all of the books are out in these countries):

  • Novo Seculo / Portuguese (Brazil only)
  • Wisdom Distribution Service / Chinese (complex)
  • Kelly Kiado / Hungarian
  • Newton Compton / Italian
  • Everest / Spanish
  • Atlin Kitaplar / Turkish
  • Patakis / Greek
  • PT Gramedia / Indonesian
  • Amarin / Thai
  • Boje Verlag / German
  • WYDAWNICTWO / Polish
  • Everest Editora / Portuguese (Portugal)


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