Meet Author Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman: Wednesday, February 8 @ 7 PM at Olentangy Liberty Middle School

Join multiple award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and television writer Neal Shusterman for what promises to be an unforgettable evening! Shusterman will discuss his popular “Arc of a Scythe” series and share stories illuminating the positive influence of school and teachers on his life.

Neal Shusterman

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Neal Shusterman is the New York Times best-selling author of over thirty novels for children, teens, and adults.  He won the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for Challenger Deep. His novel, Scythe, was a 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor book, and is in development with Universal Studios as a feature film.  Unwind, the first book in his Unwind dystology, has become part of the literary canon in many school districts across the country, and has won more than thirty domestic and international awards. Shusterman is currently co-writing the pilot episode of Netflix’s adaption of his “timely, speculative thought experiment in perspective, privilege, and identity” (KIRKUS), Game Changer, while his harrowing tale of survival, Dry, is in development at Paramount Pictures. His most recent thriller, Roxy, which was co-written with his son Jarrod,  “portrays the opioid crisis in a way older YA readers can feel and understand” (Booklist).

Shusterman has also received awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association, and has garnered a myriad of state and local awards across the country. His talents range from film directing, to writing music and stage plays, and he has even tried his hand at creating games.

Shusterman has earned a reputation as a storyteller and dynamic speaker. As a speaker, he is in constant demand at schools and conferences. Degrees in both psychology and drama give him a unique approach to writing, and his novels deal with topics that appeal to adults as well as teens, weaving true-to-life characters into sensitive and riveting issues, and binding it all together with a unique and entertaining sense of humor. Shusterman lives in Jacksonville, Florida, but spends much of his time traveling the world speaking, and signing books for readers.

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