Sarah Dessen

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General Information

Name: Sarah Dessen

Pen Name: None

Genres:

Born: 1970 in Evanston, Illinois


Website: http://www.sarahdessen.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahdessen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahdessenbooks

Email: N/A


Illinois Connection

Dessen was born in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than nine million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied under writers including McCorkle and Doris Betts.

Her books, Someone Like You and That Summer were the inspiration for the 2003 film How to Deal starring Mandy Moore.

Published Works

  • Someone Like You, Puffin Books, 2004
  • Keeping the Moon, Speak, 2004
  • Dreamland, Speak, 2004
  • This Lullaby, Speak, 2004
  • The Truth About Forever, Speak , 2006
  • That Summer , Viking Juvenile, 2006
  • Just Listen, Perfection Learning, 2008
  • Lock and Key, Speak, 2009
  • Along for the Ride, Viking Juvenile, 2009
  • What Happened to Goodbye, Viking Juvenile, 2011
  • The Moon and More, Speak, 2015
  • Saint Anything, Viking, 2015
  • Once and for All, Viking, 2017


Titles at Your Library

Someone Like You

ISBN: 0142401773
Release Date: 2004-05-11

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Keeping the Moon

ISBN: 0142401765
Release Date: 2004-05-11

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Dreamland

ISBN: 0142401757
Release Date: 2004-05-11

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This Lullaby

ISBN: 0142501557
Release Date: 2004-03-08

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The Truth About Forever

ISBN: 0142406252
Release Date: 2006-04-06

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That Summer

ISBN: 0670061107
Release Date: 2006-04-06

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Just Listen

ISBN: 0756982707
Release Date: 2008-03-01

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Lock and Key

ISBN: 0142414727
Release Date: 2009-05-14

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Along for the Ride

ISBN: 0670011940
Release Date: 2009-06-16

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Once and for All

ISBN: 0425290336
Release Date: 2017-06-06

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Literary Awards

That Summer

  • Best Fiction for Young Adults, American Library Association

Someone Like You

  • Best Fiction for Young Adults, American Library Association
  • Best Book, School Library Journal

Keeping the Moon

  • Best Fiction for Young Adults, American Library Association
  • School Library Journal Best Book

Dreamland

  • Best Fiction for Young Adults, American Library Association

This Lullaby

  • Best Fiction for Young Adults, American Library Association

Just Listen

  • Best Fiction for Young Adults, American Library Association
  • Bestseller, New York Times

Along For The Ride

  • Bestseller, New York Times
  • Best Fiction for Young Adults, American Library Association

The Moon and More

  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Saint Anything

  • Bestseller, New York Times
  • Kids' Indie Next List Pick, Summer 2015
  • Top 10 YA Book of the Year, TIME
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Other Awards

  • Margaret A Edwards Award - Lifetime Achievement in writing for young adults, American Library Association, 2017


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Sarah Dessen on WorldCat

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