Lauren Oliver Sells Her First Novel for Adults

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By Jason Boog Comment

YA author Lauren Oliver has sold her first adult novel to HarperCollins’ Ecco imprint. Rooms will be published in the fall of 2014.

Oliver is the 29-year-old author of Before I Fall, Delirium, Pandemonium and Liesl & Po. Fox 2000 Pictures already bought the rights to those first two books. Stephen Barbara of Foundry Literary + Media negotiated the deal with HarperCollins president Michael Morrison.

Ecco editorial director Lee Boudreaux will edit the novel, and described the book in the release: “Rooms was as instantly gripping as it was elegantly written, filled with characters and predicaments I still can’t get out of my head a week later. When I look at what Lauren has already accomplished as a writer, I’m filled with equal parts awe and amazement.” (Author photo via Jonathan Alpeyrie)