This week we bring you the best young adults’ fiction authors. With the recent International Women’s Day and Women of the World Festival, we’ve hand-picked five brilliant female authors.

Sophie McKenzie

Sophie McKenzie is a best-selling author from London. Since taking up writing in 2003 she has published an astonishing number of books, from the Flynn Series to the Medusa Project.

We recommend:  The One and Only

Sue Townsend

Teens around the world love Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole series.

The Adrian Mole books showcase the best of British humour, following a naïve yet pompous teen’s growing pains.

We recommend: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones has had a long career as a young adults fiction writer. As a student at Oxford university, she was taught by C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, making it no surprise that she became one of Britain’s best fantasy writers.

We recommend: The Islands of Chaldea

Veronica Roth

At only twenty-eight years old, Veronica Roth has already had phenomenal success as an author. The Divergent trilogy sold millions of books worldwide and was turned into a hit film.

We recommend: Inside Divergent: The Initiate’s World

J K Rowling

Few people can say they haven’t heard of J K Rowling. It has now been twenty years since the first Harry Potter books were released and they are still as magical as ever.

We recommend: The Hogwarts Library Boxed Set Including Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them


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