Marie Lu

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Marie Lu
Lu in 2014
Lu in 2014
BornXiwei Lu
(1984-07-11) July 11, 1984 (age 34)
Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
GenreYoung adult fiction, Dystopian fiction
Notable works

Marie Lu (born Xiwei Lu) is an American young adult author. She is best known for the Legend trilogy, novels set in a dystopian and militarized future. The novels form the basis of a movie to be produced by Lionsgate.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lu was born in 1984 in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, and later moved to Beijing.[2][3] In 1989, she and her family moved to the United States in Texas when she was five years old,[4] during the Tiananmen Square Protest.[5] She attended the University of Southern California and interned at Disney Interactive Studios.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Marie Lu is the author of the highly anticipated Warcross, the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Young Elites, and the blockbuster bestselling Legend Series. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She is currently living in Los Angeles, California with her husband, one Chihuahua mix, and one Pembroke Welsh corgi.[6]


Legend trilogy[edit]

  • Legend (November 29, 2011)
  • Prodigy (January 8, 2013)
  • Champion (November 5, 2013)
  • Life Before Legend (Novella #0.5) (January 5, 2013)
  • Life After Legend (Novella #3.5) (2017)
  • Life After Legend II (Novella #3.6) (2018)

The Young Elites series[edit]

Warcross series[edit]

  • Warcross (September 12, 2017)
  • Wildcard (September 18, 2018)[7]

DC Icons series[edit]

  • Batman: Nightwalker (Book 2) (January 7, 2018)

Spirit Animals series[edit]

  • The Evertree (Book 7) (March 31, 2015)


  1. ^ a b De Groot, Kate (December 19, 2011). "Fall 2011 Flying Starts: Marie Lu". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Lu, Marie. "Marie Lu (Author of Legend)". Goodreads. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Prodigy: A Legend Novel Audiobook". The Audiobook Store. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Marie Lu - About". Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "Novelist Marie Lu". Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  6. ^ "Marie Lu - About". Archived from the original on 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  7. ^ Canfield, David (May 14, 2018). "Wildcard: Preview Marie Lu's hotly anticipated Warcross sequel". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 13, 2018.

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