New York Times bestselling author of the young adult fantasy novels, Divergent and Insurgent. She was the recipient of the Goodreads Choice Award in both 2011 and 2012.
She published Allegiant, the third installment of her book trilogy, in the fall of 2013 and a prequel to the series titled Four: A Divergent Story Collection in 2014.
Summit Entertainment bought the film rights for her novel, Divergent, and cast actress Shailene Woodley in the lead role of Beatrice.
She began her undergraduate career at Carleton College and later transferred to Northwestern University. While a student in Northwestern's creative writing program, she began writing her first novel.
The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, she was raised in Illinois by her artist mother. In 2011, she married Nelson Fitch, a Chicago-based photographer.