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Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and adults. Combined, her books have sold more than 8 million copies. Her new book, SHOUT, a memoir-in-verse about surviving sexual assault at the age of thirteen and a manifesta for the #MeToo era, has received widespread critical acclaim and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for seven consecutive weeks.
Laurie has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was short-listed for the prestigious Carnegie medal. Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English.
In addition to combating censorship, Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing and is a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes.
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In the News:
“Author Laurie Halse Anderson Wants Young People to Connect with Books” - Syracuse Newtimes (June 2019)
“By the Book: Laurie Halse Anderson” - New York Times (Mar 2019)
“In a Memoir, Laurie Halse Anderson Gets Personal About Rape” - New York Times (Mar 2019)
“When Speaking Is Not Enough: On Laurie Halse Anderson’s Shout” - Los Angeles Review of Books (Mar 2019)