Lauren James

Lauren James

Lauren James was born in 1992, and graduated in 2014 from the University of Nottingham, UK, where she studied Chemistry and Physics. She is the Carnegie-nominated British Young Adult author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, The Quiet at the End of the World and The Next Together series.

She started writing during secondary school English classes, because she couldn't stop thinking about a couple who kept falling in love throughout history. She sold the rights to the novel when she was 21, whilst she was still at university.

Her books have sold over fifty thousand copies in the UK alone, and been translated into five languages worldwide. She has been described as 'Gripping romantic sci-fi' by the Wall Street Journal and 'A strange, witty, compulsively unpredictable read which blows most of its new YA-suspense brethren out of the water' by Entertainment Weekly.

Her other novels include The Last Beginning, named one of the best LGBT-inclusive works for young adults by the Independent, and The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, which was inspired by a Physics calculation she was assigned at university. Lauren is a passionate advocate of STEM further education, and all of her books feature female scientists in prominent roles. The Quiet at the End of the World considers the legacy and evolution of the human race into the far future.

Lauren is published in the UK by Walker Books and in the US by HarperCollins. She lives in the West Midlands and is an Arts Council grant recipient. She has written articles for numerous publications, including the Guardian, Buzzfeed, The Toast, and the Children's Writers and Artist's Yearbook 2019. She teaches creative writing at university level, and works with Writing West Midlands, providing creative writing courses to children through the Spark Young Writers programme.

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Edited by 2020-04-14 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (8)
2021  Untitled (The Watchmaker and the Duke, #2)
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Release date - February 2021
2020  The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker
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Release date - September 3, 2020
2019  The Starlight Watchmaker (The Watchmaker and the Duke, #1)
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2019  The Quiet at the End of the World
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2018  The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
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2016  The Last Beginning (The Next Together, #2)
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2015  The Next Together (The Next Together, #1)
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2013  The Side Effects of the Medication
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