Victoria Aveyard

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Victoria Aveyard
Born (1990-07-27) July 27, 1990 (age 28)
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, US
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter
EducationBachelor of Fine Arts in screenwriting
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
GenreYoung adult, fantasy
Notable worksRed Queen
Notable awards2015 Goodreads Choice Awards Best Debut Novel and 2015 Buxtehude Bull
Years active2015–present
RelativesMother: Heather Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard is an American writer of young adult and fantasy fiction and screenplays.[1] She is known for her fantasy novel Red Queen,.[2] Aveyard wrote the novel a year after graduating from University of Southern California's screenwriting program in 2012.[3][4] Sony Pictures teamed up with her to write spec screenplay Eternal.[5]

Early life[edit]

Aveyard was born in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town in the United States.[6] She developed an interest in writing at an early age, "writing since [she] physically could write."[7]


Red Queen series[edit]

  • Red Queen (2015)
  • Glass Sword (2016)
  • King's Cage (2017)
  • War Storm (2018)

Red Queen novellas[edit]

  • Queen Song (2015)
  • Steel Scars (2016)

Queen Song and Steel Scars are prequel novellas set in the Red Queen universe, and were collected in one volume as Cruel Crown (2016).[8]


  1. ^ "'Red Queen' is familiar fantasy fare". USA Today. February 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Victoria Aveyard: I'm so pleased that badass ladies are considered a 'hot trend'". The Guardian. July 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Direct YA Fantasy 'Red Queen'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ "'Red Queen' Writer Reveals Cover, Talks Inspirations and Splurges". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ "Sony Acquires Spec 'Eternal' for 'Divergent' Producer and Michael Costigan". Variety. 2014.
  6. ^ "Discover Author Victoria Aveyard". HarperCollins.
  7. ^ "Q & A with Victoria Aveyard". Retrieved 2016-06-13.
  8. ^ "Hi Victoria, What is Cruel Crown about? Its not..." Retrieved 2016-03-09.

External links[edit]

Victoria Aveyard at Library of Congress Authorities, with 3 catalog records