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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Veronica Roth  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Roth lives in a suburb of Chicago and is a graduate of Northwestern University's creative writing program.

Biographical and Professional Information

Veronica Roth writes books for young adults. She wrote the #1 New York Times bestselling ''Divergent'' series. Her first book in the series, ''Divergent'', was made into a major motion picture by Summit Entertainment.

Published Works

  • Divergent, Katherine Tegen Books, 2011
  • Insurgent, Katherine Tegen Books, 2012
  • Allegiant, Katherine Tegen Books, 2013
  • Four: A Divergent Collection, Katherine Tegen Books, 2014
  • Carve the Mark, Katherine Tegen Books, 2017

Selected Titles At Your Library

Divergent /
ISBN: 0062024027. OCLC Number:

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In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue -- Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is -- she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are -- and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves, or it might destroy her. Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series -- dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance. - Jacket flap.

Insurgent /
ISBN: 0062024043. OCLC Number:

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One choice can transform you -- or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves -- and herself -- while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable -- and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. - Jacket flap.

Allegiant /
ISBN: 006202406X. OCLC Number:

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"The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered--fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature--and of herself--while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love."--Publisher's description.

Four :
ISBN: 0062345214. OCLC Number:

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A collection of four pre-Divergent stories plus three additional scenes from Divergent, all told from Tobias's point of view, that follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions, and the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.

Carve the mark /
ISBN: 0062348639. OCLC Number:

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On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not -- their gifts make them vulnerable to others control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world? Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra's currentgift gives her pain and power -- something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brothers hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows. Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive -- no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra's world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive -- or to destroy one another.



  • New York Times #1 Bestseller
  • 2013 ILLINOIS READS Book
  • Insurgent

  • New York Times #1 Bestseller
  • Allegiant

  • New York Times #1 Bestseller

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Roth is represented by

    Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

    110 West 40th Street, Suite 410 New York, NY 10018 Email jvolpe

    newleafliterarycom For a list of upcoming appearances, go to Roth's.