After the recent article in The Atlantic about women dominating YA fiction, my mind couldn’t help but wander to the few but proud male authors who write for the tween and teen crowd. Although men don’t seem to be as widely dispersed in the YA writing world, they are not less prolific. I mean, hello, John Green is MAJOR.
The list I created is definitely not complete, so please help a girl out and tell me which popular male authors I forgot!
Popular Male Authors Who Write YA
A few of this books: Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, The Fault in our Stars, An Abundance of Katherines
First published: 2006
Other deets: Known for his video blogs and Twitter-tasticness.
A few of this books: Percy Jackson series, Kane Chronciles
First published: 2005
Other deets: Was a public school teacher for 15 years in California and Texas.
A few of this books: Alex Rider books, plus a ton of graphic novels and boy-ish books
First published: 1981
Other deets: Is British, went to boarding school and writes for about 10 hours a day (!).
A few of this books: Uglies series, the Midnighters trilogy, The Last Days
First published: 1990
Other deets: Has written for Powerpuff Girls choose your own adventure books.
A few of this books: Maze Runner trilogy, 13th Reality series
First published: 2003
Other deets: Originally studied accounting and worked in finance. Also has four kids
A few of this books: His Dark Materials series
First published: 1973
Other deets: Named by The New York Times as one of the “50 greatest British writers since 1945.”
A few of this books: 13 Reasons Why, The Future of Us
First published: 2007
Other deets: Plays the guitar and likes to go camping.