Best Young Adult Authors

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J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien never expected his stories to become popular, but by sheer accident a book called The Hobbit, which he had written some years before for his own children...
“ The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings ” - BatBanks
J.K. Rowling
Joanne Rowling was born in Yate, near Bristol, a few miles south of a town called Dursley ("Harry Potter"'s Muggle-family). Her father Peter Rowling was an engineer for Rolls Royce in Bristol at this time. Her mother, Anne, was half-French and half-Scottish. They met on a train as it left King's Cross Station in London...
“ Harry Potter ” - BatBanks
“ Percy Jackson, The Kane Chronicles, The Heroes of Olympus ” - BatBanks
C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis was born in 1898 and brought up in a very strict, religious household. While he was quite young, his mother died of cancer but the "stiff upper lip" in favour at the time meant he wasn't allowed to grieve. He became an Oxford don and led a sheltered life. He seriously questioned his religious beliefs and finally left the church...
“ The Chronicles of Narnia ” - BatBanks
“ Little Women ” - BatBanks
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl was a famous short story writer who became one of the most successful and beloved children's writers of all time. He also wrote several screenplays. Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, he attended British schools, but never went to university, opting to go work for the Shell Oil Company instead...
“ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr. Fox, BFG ” - BatBanks
“ His Dark Materials Trilogy, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Tin Princess ” - BatBanks
Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and novelist, author of the bestselling series The Underland Chronicles and the wildly successful Hunger Games trilogy that spawned the Lionsgate film The Hunger Games and the three subsequently announced sequels, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2...
“ The Hunger Game Trilogy ” - BatBanks
“ Thirst Series/The Last Vampire, Weekend, Slumber Party, Final Friends Trilogy, Remember Me Trilogy ” - BatBanks
“ The Giver, Number the Star ” - BatBanks
“ Walk Two Moons, Bloomabity, The Wanderer, Ruby Holler, Heartbeat, Replay ” - BatBanks
“ The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, Tex ” - BatBanks
“ Artemis Fowl, The Wish List ” - BatBanks
“ Chrestomanci Series, Howl's Moving Castle ” - BatBanks