Ally Condie

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Ally Condie
Ally Condie
Condie at the 2018 Texas Book Festival
Born (1971-11-02) November 2, 1971 (age 47)
Cedar City, Utah

Ally Condie is an author of young adult and middle grade fiction.[1] Her novel Matched was a #1 New York Times and international bestseller, and spent over a year on the New York Times Bestseller List. The sequels (Crossed and Reached) are also New York Times bestsellers. Matched was chosen as one of YALSA's 2011 Teens' Top Ten and named as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2010. All three books are available in 30+ languages.

Condie is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Atlantia (a standalone novel published in 2014) and Summerlost (a middle grade novel published in 2016). Summerlost was a finalist for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

She is the founder and director of the WriteOut Foundation, a non-profit 501 (3) (c) foundation that runs writing camps for rural teens. She is also a member of the Yallwest Board and is on the board of Go Jane Give.

Personal life[edit]

Condie was born in Cedar City, Utah.[1] She went to Brigham Young University and has a degree in English Teaching. She taught high school English in Utah and in upstate New York. She lives with her husband, an economics professor at Brigham Young University, and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.[2] In 2017, Condie graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with a Master's in Fine Arts Degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

Matched trilogy[edit]

The novel Matched was published by Dutton Penguin in November 2010 and reached number three on the Children's Chapter Books bestseller list in January.[3][4][5] The novel has been optioned to the Walt Disney Company, and foreign rights have been sold to 30 countries.[6]

The second book, Crossed, was published in November 2011, and Reached, published November 2012, completed the trilogy.


Matched trilogy
Yearbook trilogy
  • Yearbook (Deseret Book, 2006)
  • First Day (Deseret, 2007)
  • Reunion (Deseret, 2008)
Standalone fiction
  • Freshman for President (Deseret/Shadow Mountain, 2008), OCLC 797225716
  • Being Sixteen (Deseret, 2010), OCLC 438052066
  • Atlantia (Dutton Penguin, 2014)
  • Summerlost (Dutton Penguin, 2016)
  • The Moms' Club Diaries: notes from a world of playdates, pacifiers, and poignant moments, compiled by Allyson Braithwaite Condie and Lindsay Hepworth (Provo, UT: Spring Creek, 2008), OCLC 190860066

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ally Condie – Summary Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2014-08-22. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.
  2. ^ [clarification needed] "allyson condie". Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-21.[page needed]
  3. ^ Best Sellers: Children's Chapter Books. The New York Times. January 16, 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  4. ^ McGrath, Charles (February 19, 2011). "The Way We Live Now: Teenage Wastelands". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-21. Alternative online title, "Young Readers in Dystopia".
  5. ^ Rappleye, Christine (February 8, 2011). "Matched author Ally Condie on national book tour". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  6. ^ Lodge, Sally (December 9, 2010). "Ally Condie's Matched Makes Auspicious Debut". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2011-02-21.

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