Are you an Amie Kaufman fan? How about Jay Kristoff?
Both are YA authors and come from Melbourne and just recently they published Illuminae, the first of a trilogy which has already garnered excellent reviews.
And if this isn’t exciting enough, the recently published International edition of Illuminae was listed just three weeks ago on The New York Times’ Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller list, debuting at #5. At the time of writing this post, Illuminae has skyrocketed to #3!
Almost probably this awesome listing has been propelled by the recent announcement that Brad Pitt’s movie production company, Plan B Entertainment, makers of World War Z and Twelve Years a Slave, has teamed up with Warner Bros to bring Illuminae to the big screen.
Wow!! Fantastic news!!
If you haven’t read Illuminae yet, it’s no surprise. It was published just a few months ago. Stand in line though to get your hands on the book, it’s bound to be a ‘must read’ for YA fans!
And to think … just a couple of months ago, we were lucky enough to have Amie Kaufman visit our senior campus library. She ran one of the most awesome writing workshops I’ve ever been lucky enough to attend! I guess she will now be in hot demand for repeat visits to schools. Without a doubt, those schools won’t just be in Melbourne!
Congratulations to both authors for this fantastic achievement!