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Lauren Oliver

Oliver at the 2016 Texas Book Festival
Born Laura Suzanne Schechter[1]
(1982-11-08) November 8, 1982 (age 34)[2]
Westchester County, New York[3]
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality American
Ethnicity American
Citizenship American
Alma mater University of Chicago[3]
Period 2010–present
Genre Young adult
Science fiction
Middle Grade
Notable works Delirium trilogy
Before I Fall

I was a troubled teen and I was constantly looking for someone to throw me a rope. Those ropes are connections. They allow us to see that life exists beyond the little worlds we are currently a part of.
Lauren Oliver
My parents were pretty liberal, but they were still parents. I definitely had my teenage rebellion.
Lauren Oliver
Dystopian novels help people process their fears about what the future might look like; further, they usually show that there is always hope, even in the bleakest future.
Lauren Oliver
I think dystopian futures are also a reflection of current fears.
I think all artists are only interested in a couple of themes, really. I'm primarily interested in change and connection as being this restorative force. I write about them because that's what I think about in my own life.
Lauren Oliver
'Requiem' has been controversial because people don't feel I gave it closure.
Lauren Oliver
One of the things I've tried to do in my career is really write different kinds of books, so I'm able to broaden people's expectations of what I'm allowed to do.
Lauren Oliver
I try to write characters that are as real, emotionally and psychologically, as I can make them; I feel the same way about setting. This often means that I'm drawing from my experiences and observations.
Lauren Oliver
I feel a lot of adult fiction looks down on plot as a lesser form of literature.
Lauren Oliver
I worked in publishing before I became an author, so I knew how a book gets made.
Lauren Oliver
I often write two books simultaneously. Usually one of them starts out as a fun experiment designed to give me a daily break from the real book I'm writing. And then that becomes a real book too.
Lauren Oliver
You don't reach points in life at which everything is sorted out for us. I believe in endings that should suggest our stories always continue.
Lauren Oliver
I think I'm able to do so much because writing is what I love to do. So, often when I have free time, I choose to write and edit.
Lauren Oliver
I love to sleep. I'm an excellent, excellent sleeper.
Finishing books – and leaving the world you've created – is always a kind of emotionally wrenching experience. I usually cry.
Lauren Oliver
With 'Delirium,' I had to spend time thinking about the political, social and religious structure of a different world. But it was a fun challenge.
Lauren Oliver
I have a beautiful pair of Giuseppe Zanotti black pumps that make me feel like a model every time I put them on. I have a pair of Jimmy Choo flats I would marry, if I could.
Lauren Oliver
There are times I wish I was more conventional. I would get a husband and a baby and a big SUV in the 'burbs and be happy. But forging my own way – my career, my relationships with wonderful but troubled people – that's who I am.
Lauren Oliver
I think 'Voldemort' is definitely the scariest villain.