Laurie Halse Anderson

Longlist, 2019 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2008 National Book Awards
Finalist, 1999 National Book Awards
Longlist, 2014 National Book Awards

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and new adults. Combined, her books have sold more than eight million copies.
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ISBN 9780670012107 Viking Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House /

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. More about this book >

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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson book cover, 2008
ISBN 9781416905851 Simon & Schuster

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ISBN 9780312674397 Square Fish / Farrar, Straus & Giroux

In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. More about this book >

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The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN 9780670012091 Viking/ Penguin Group (USA)

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. More about this book >

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Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and adults. Combined, her books have sold more than eight million copies. Her new book, SHOUT, a memoir-in-verse about surviving sexual assault at the age of thirteen and a manifesto for the #MeToo era, has received widespread critical acclaim and is Laurie’s eighth New York Times bestselling book. Two of her novels, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award Finalists, and Chains was shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal in the United Kingdom. Laurie has been nominated for Sweden’s Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times. Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the Margaret A. Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English. In addition to combating censorship, Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing and is a member of Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network’s National Leadership Council. She lives in Philadelphia.

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