August 19, 1988 |
|Genres||Young Adult, Dystopian|
|Notable work(s)||Divergent trilogy|
Veronica Roth (born August 19, 1988) is an American author known for her debut New York Times Bestselling novels Divergent and Insurgent. Her third book titled Allegiant, completing the Divergent trilogy, was released on October 22, 2013. She is the recipient of the Goodreads Favorite Book of 2011 and the 2012 Goodreads winner for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction.
She is the recipient of the Goodreads 2011 Choice Award and the Best of 2012 in the category Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction and also Best Goodreads Author in 2012. Roth wrote her first book, Divergent, while on winter break in her senior year at Northwestern University. Her career took off rapidly with the success of her first novel, with the movie rights sold before she graduated college.
Veronica Roth wrote four short stories from Tobias Eaton’s point of view. The Transfer is the first of four short stories, which tells some of Tobias's life prior to Divergent. It was released on September 3, 2013. The second story, to be released December 17, 2013, is titled The Initiate. All four stories will be released February 11, 2014 under the title Four: A Divergent Story Collection unabridged.
Roth was born in New York and was raised primarily in Barrington, Illinois. Her mother, Barbara Ross, is a painter who resides in Barrington, Illinois. She is the youngest of three children. Her parents divorced when she was five years old, and her mother has since remarried to Frank Ross, a financial consultant for landscape companies. Her brother and sister live in the Chicago area.
Her maternal grandparents were concentration camp survivors, whose religious convictions pushed mother Barbara Ross away from religion. Veronica Roth learned about the Christian religion by attending a Christian Bible study during her high school years, and has stayed with it.
Roth graduated from Barrington High School. After attending a year of college at Carleton College, she transferred to Northwestern University for its creative writing program. She is married to photographer Nelson Fitch. They reside in the Chicago area.
- The Divergent trilogy:
- "Hearken" (2013), a short story in the Shards and Ashes anthology.
- "Results for Favorite Book of 2011". Goodreads.com.
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- "The Transfer: A Divergent Story". HarperTeen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
- "The Initiate: A Divergent Story unabridged". HarperTeen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
- "Four". HarperTeen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
- Natalie Wainwright (5 July 2011). "'Divergent': A Bestseller Built in Evanston".
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- Leopold, Wendy (5 May 2010). "A Book Contract Already! Weinberg undergraduate gets a three-book deal from HarperCollins". Northwestern.edu. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Veronica Roth - 'Divergent' (Italian) (".[dead link]
- Bock, Cathy and David. "Veronica and Nelson Married". Cathy and David Photographers.
- Roth, Veronica (February 19, 2013). "Excerpt from "Hearken," from the Shards and Ashes anthology!". Veronica Roth. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
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