YALLFest Interview: Lauren Oliver

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YALLFest, the Charleston Young Adult Book Festival, will feature many, many fabulous authors!  One of those authors is Lauren Oliver.  She is probably most famous for her Delirium series (Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem), but she’s also written a few other books:  Before I Fall, Liesl & Po, and The Spindlers.

I look forward to meeting Lauren Oliver at YALLFest in November.  For those who would like to know more about this amazing author, here’s a quick interview to get to whet your appetite for a face-to-face meeting!


What one thing do you need to have when you write?


What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?

Honestly, neither. It’s just every single line in between that feels impossible.

Best writing tip you ever received?

Aim for truth and beauty will follow.

Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.

I have fourteen tattoos. I can fall asleep any time, any place. I have a phobia of worms. I hate fruit. I wrote my first novel largely on my Blackberry.

Where’s your favorite place to write?

In my sunroom in upstate New York.

What are you working on now?

Two different middle grade books and an untitled young adult novel that my agent described as “the most disturbing thing he’s ever read.” Oops!

What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?

I love realistic books that include just a hint of fantasy.


For more information on YALLFest, go to http://yallfest.org/, Facebook, or Twitter.  For more on Lauren Oliver, go to http://www.laurenoliverbooks.com/

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