More than a thousand entered, but only one could win!
The winner of our Requiem contest with HarperTeen and Teen.com is …
Lauren Oliver, bestselling author of the Delirium series — Delirium, Pandemonium, and the new Requiem — chose Rani’s story “Swimming” as the grand-prize-winning entry. Rani will get a trip to New York to visit the HarperTeen offices … and the opportunity to write a column for Teen.com for one year!
Congrats to Rani — and to everyone who entered!
About Judge Lauren Oliver
Lauren Oliver is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium series, both of which have been optioned for film. She is also the author of two books for younger readers: Liesl and Po, which was recently named a finalist in the 2012 E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, and The Spindlers, which has received many accolades from the publishing world, including 5-star reviews.
Lauren writes every single day; she wrote much of Before I Fallon her phone on the subway, shuttling back and forth between her job as an editor at Razorbill and her MFA program at NYU. In addition to being a writer, Lauren is the co-founder of Paper Lantern Lit, a book development company. She loves to read, run in Prospect Park, buy shoes, and work with fabulous new authors on unstoppable book ideas.