Caragh M. O'Brien

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Caragh M. O'Brien
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O'Brien in 2014.

Caragh M. O’Brien is the author of the Birthmarked trilogy, a series of young adult, dystopian novels. Her books take place in a world destroyed by climate change.

Early life[edit]

O'Brien was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Science in physics, and earned her MA at Johns Hopkins University.[citation needed]


Before becoming a full-time writer, O’Brien was a high school teacher. She also published romance novels.[1]

Personal life[edit]

O'Brien is married with three children; two sons and one daughter. She is one of seven children in her family and she has sixteen nieces and six nephews.[2]


Birthmarked Trilogy[edit]

  • Birthmarked, Roaring Brook Press, 2010[3]
  • Prized, Roaring Brook Press, 2011
  • Promised, Roaring Brook Press, 2012

Short stories in the Birthmarked universe:

Other Novels[edit]

  • The Vault of Dreamers, Roaring Brook Press, 2014

"The Rule of Mirrors," Roaring Book Press, 2016


  1. ^ "Books by Caragh O'Brien". RT Book Reviews. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "About Caragh ". Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  3. ^ "Birthmarked". Publishers Weekly. February 15, 2010. 

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