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Veronica Roth          

Author Known for her Debut New York Times Best-Selling "Divergent" Trilogy

Veronica Roth is an American novelist and short story writer known for her debut New York Times bestselling "Divergent" trilogy, consisting of "Divergent," "Insurgent" and "Allegiant." Divergent was the recipient of the Goodreads Favorite Book of 2011 and the 2012 winner for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Roth was born in New York City and was raised primarily in Barrington, Illinois. Roth graduated from Barrington High School. After attending a year of college at Carleton College, she transferred to Northwestern University for its creative writing program. She married photographer Nelson Fitch in 2011. They reside in the Chicago area.

Roth wrote her first book, "Divergent," while on winter break in her senior year at Northwestern University. Her career took off rapidly with the success of her first novel, with the movie rights sold before she graduated from college.

Roth sold the film rights to the "Divergent" series to Summit Entertainment. Filming of "Divergent," the adaptation of the first book in the series, was started in April 2013, and the film was released in March 2014. On March 21, 2014, Lionsgate then greenlit the film adaptation of "Insurgent." Summit Entertainment announced that the third book "Allegiant" would split into two films titled "Allegiant - Part 1" and "Allegiant - Part 2," with Part 1 scheduled to be released on March 18, 2016 and Part 2 on March 24, 2017.

She wrote four short stories from Tobias Eaton's point of view. "The Transfer" is the first of four short stories, which tells some of Tobias's life prior to "Divergent." It was released on September 3, 2013. The second story is titled "The Initiate." Bound together, they are titledd "Four: A Divergent Story Collection."


"Divergent" author Veronica Roth gives film version her review ...

Veronica Roth has seen the big-screen version of her bestselling novel, hitting theaters March 21, and says she "loved it"

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