Marie Lu

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Marie Lu
Lu in 2014
Lu in 2014
BornXiwei Lu
(1984-07-11) July 11, 1984 (age 36)
Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Period2011–present
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 series, novels set in a dystopian and militarized future, as well as the Young Elites series, the Warcross series, and Batman: Nightwalker in the DC Icons series.[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.[6]

Lu lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, their son (born 2019) and dogs.[7]

Works[edit]

Lu at BookCon in June 2019

Legend series[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)
  • Rebel (October 1, 2019)[8]

The Young Elites series[edit]

Warcross series[edit]

  • Warcross (September 12, 2017)
  • Wildcard (September 18, 2018)[9]

Skyhunter series[edit]

  • Skyhunter (September 29, 2020)[10]
  • Steelstriker (Expected publication September 28, 2021)

DC Icons series[edit]

  • Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, Book 2) (January 2, 2018)

Spirit Animals series[edit]

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

Standalone novels[edit]

  • The Kingdom of Back (March 3, 2020)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marie Lu". Penguin Random House. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  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". PBS.org. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  6. ^ De Groot, Kate (December 19, 2011). "Fall 2011 Flying Starts: Marie Lu". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  7. ^ "Marie Lu - About". marielu.org. Archived from the original on 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  8. ^ Lu, Marie. "Rebel (Legend, #4) by Marie Lu". Goodreads. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  9. ^ Canfield, David (May 14, 2018). "Wildcard: Preview Marie Lu's hotly anticipated Warcross sequel". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Skyhunter". Goodreads. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  11. ^ "The Kingdom of Back". Goodreads. Retrieved March 2, 2020.

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