Meet Lauren Oliver!

Lauren Oliver is the bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy. She’s also written two books for middle-grade readers: The Spindlers and Liesl & Po. Lauren’s new standalone teen novel, Panic, follows a group of high school seniors who compete in a legendary (and super dangerous) game where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher.

Here are some things you might not know about this fab author!

City of Birth: Queens, New York

City of Residence: Brooklyn

Favourite Book Of All Time: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Or Matilda, by Roald Dahl

Your Favourite Place To Read: In my bed, or on a beautiful beach

Favourite Snack: Cornichons

Signature Dish: I’ve been really into making my own gravlax lately! It’s super easy.

Favourite Subject In School: Math/Physics

Favourite Movie: The Princess Bride

Favourite Show To Binge Watch: Nashville!

Favourite Album From Your Childhood: Mortal City – Dar Williams

Words To Live By: Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.

Song that makes you want to burst out into a solo dance party: Anything Beyoncé

Want to learn more about Lauren? Every Wednesday she hosts Ask Lauren Oliver on her YouTube channel and answers questions (about literally anything!) from fans. Send your questions via Twitter and Tumblr (using #AskLaurenOliver), Facebook or email.

Panic is available in stores now! Get a head start reading it here.

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Digital Marketing Coordinator at HarperCollins Canada. Film, fiction and fashion blog enthusiast. Follow me on twitter @SavvyReader & @ktvncnt.

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