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Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his latest series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.


Neal Shusterman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Though he had lots of interests and aspirations in high school, he credits his ninth-grade English teacher, who challenged him to write a story a month for extra credit, with nurturing his sense of himself as writer.

No years of toiling in anonymity for Shusterman — within a year of graduation from college at UC Irvine, he had landed both a book deal and a job working on a movie script, and his life as a full-time writer — of young-adult literature, TV shows music, stage plays, short films, even games — had begun.

Shusterman lives with his family in Southern California.

Books by this author

Antsy Does Time

Antsy Does Time

Neal Shusterman
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2008
Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep

Neal Shusterman
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2015
Everlost

Everlost

Neal Shusterman
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fantasy
Published:
2006
Full Tilt

Full Tilt

Neal Shusterman
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Thriller / Horror
Published:
2009
Scythe

Scythe

Neal Shusterman
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction, Science fiction / Dystopian
Published:
2017
Tesla's Attic

Tesla’s Attic: The Accelerati Trilogy, Book One

Neal Shusterman
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery / Crime, Science fiction / Dystopian
Published:
2014

The Schwa Was Here

Neal Shusterman

The Shadow Club

Neal Shusterman

Unwind

Neal Shusterman