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Lauren DeStefano
Born October 13, 1984
New Haven, Connecticut, US
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 21st century
Genre Utopian and dystopian fiction
Literary movement Young adult
Notable works Wither

Every generation has a macabre notion that wars, government prohibition, natural disasters or mankind itself could be the downfall of society and the world as a whole.
Lauren DeStefano
When I was growing up, there actually wasn't a lot of YA literature as it exists today. Most of the YA that I read was from the '60s and '70s, older than me.
Lauren DeStefano
When I am writing anything in general, I just want to tell the story that exists in my head; I don't try to write a parable or make a point.
Lauren DeStefano
Most dystopian, classic and contemporary, paints a future world that puts a twist on present society – a future world that could plausibly happen.
Lauren DeStefano
When I was 11 or 12, I was really bored with everything on my summer reading list. It was all happy, middle-grade kinds of books. I was getting frustrated, because I liked to read. My mother went to the library and got me a copy of 'The Other Side of Midnight' by Sidney Sheldon. It was my first adult book.
Lauren DeStefano
'Dystopian,' by definition, promises a darker story.
I realized how wonderful YA is and how I really wanted to write something that created that level of intrigue.
Lauren DeStefano
It was my fifth grade teacher who introduced the idea that writing could be more than a hobby for me.
Lauren DeStefano