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Neal Shusterman - Author

About the Author

Award-winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age. After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to UC Irvine, where he made his mark on the UCI swim team, and wrote a successful humor column. Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movie script.

In the years since, Neal has made his mark as a successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer. As a full-time writer, he claims to be his own hardest task-master, always at work creating new stories to tell. His books have received many awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association, as well as garnering a myriad of state and local awards across the country. Neal's talents range from film directing (two short films he directed won him the coveted CINE Golden Eagle Awards) to writing music and stage plays – including book and lyrical contributions to “American Twistory,” which is currently playing in Boston. He has even tried his hand at creating Games, having developed three successful "How to Host a Mystery" game for teens, as well as seven "How to Host a Murder" games.

As a screen and TV writer, Neal has written for the "Goosebumps" and “Animorphs” TV series, and wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie “Pixel Perfect”. Currently Neal is adapting his novel Everlost as a feature film for Universal Studios.

Wherever Neal goes, he quickly earns a reputation as a storyteller and dynamic speaker. Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers -- such as his novel The Eyes of Kid Midas. As a speaker, Neal is in constant demand at schools and conferences. Degrees in both psychology and drama give Neal a unique approach to writing. Neal's novels always 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.

Featured books by Neal Shusterman

Other books by Neal Shusterman

The Toll

The Toll

Author: Neal Shusterman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

The explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Arc of a Scythe series. It's been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver. In this pulse-pounding finale to Neal Shusterman's internationally bestselling trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.

Dry

Dry

Author: Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2018

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, a group of teens is forced to make life and death decisions in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman, and Jarrod Shusterman.The drought - or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it - has been going on for a while now. Everyone's lives have become an endless list of don'ts: don't water the lawn, don't take long showers, don't panic.Until the taps run dry.Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbours and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don't return, she and her younger brother must team up with an unlikely group in search of water. Each of them will need to make impossible choices to survive.

Dry

Dry

Author: Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2018

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, a group of teens is forced to make life and death decisions in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman, and Jarrod Shusterman.The drought - or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it - has been going on for a while now. Everyone's lives have become an endless list of don'ts: don't water the lawn, don't take long showers, don't panic.Until the taps run dry.Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbours and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don't return, she and her younger brother must team up with an unlikely group in search of water. Each of them will need to make impossible choices to survive.

Dry

Dry

Author: Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2018

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.The droughtor the Tap-Out, as everyone calls ithas been going on for a while now. Everyone's lives have become an endless list of don'ts: don't water the lawn, don't fill up your pool, don't take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don't return and her lifeand the life of her brotheris threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she's going to survive.

Dry

Dry

Author: Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. The drought - or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it - has been going on for a while now. Everyone's lives have become an endless list of don'ts: don't water the lawn, don't fill up your pool, don't take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbours and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don't return and her life - and the life of her brother - is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she's going to survive.

Vollendet - Die Flucht (Band 1)

Vollendet - Die Flucht (Band 1)

Author: Neal Shusterman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/07/2018

Sie sagen, dass du weiterlebst. Sie lugen.Connor, 16 Jahre alt und standiger Unruhestifter, hat es langst geahnt, doch nun steht es fest: Er soll umgewandelt werden. Seine Eltern haben seinen Korper vollstandig zur Organspende freigegeben. Und zwar nicht erst nach seinem Tod. Sondern sofort.Risa ist in einem Waisenhaus aufgewachsen und darf nicht langer auf Kosten des Staates leben. Auch sie soll umgewandelt werden.Als ihre Wege sich unerwartet treffen, mussen Connor und Risa sich blitzschnell entscheiden - Flucht oder Umwandlung? Konnen sie dem System entkommen, das Jagd auf Menschen wie sie macht?Band 1 der brisant-brillanten "e;Vollendet"e;-Serie

Thunderhead

Thunderhead

Author: Neal Shusterman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The dark and thrilling sequel to Scythe, the New York Times sci-fi bestseller. The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead. It's a perfect system - until it isn't. It's been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. Citra, meanwhile, is forging her path as Scythe Anastasia, gleaning with compassion. However, conflict within the Scythedom is growing by the day, and when Citra's life is threatened, it becomes clear that there is a truly terrifying plot afoot. The Thunderhead observes everything, and it does not like what it sees. Will it intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?

Thunderhead

Thunderhead

Author: Neal Shusterman Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2018

The dark and thrilling sequel to Scythe, the New York Times sci-fi bestseller. The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead. It's a perfect system - until it isn't.It's been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. Citra, meanwhile, is forging her path as Scythe Anastasia, gleaning with compassion. However, conflict within the Scythedom is growing by the day, and when Citra's life is threatened, it becomes clear that there is a truly terrifying plot afoot. The Thunderhead observes everything, and it does not like what it sees. Will it intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?

Thunderhead

Thunderhead

Author: Neal Shusterman Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2018

The dark and thrilling sequel to Scythe, the New York Times sci-fi bestseller. The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead. It's a perfect system - until it isn't.It's been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. Citra, meanwhile, is forging her path as Scythe Anastasia, gleaning with compassion. However, conflict within the Scythedom is growing by the day, and when Citra's life is threatened, it becomes clear that there is a truly terrifying plot afoot. The Thunderhead observes everything, and it does not like what it sees. Will it intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?

Scythe - Der Zorn der Gerechten

Scythe - Der Zorn der Gerechten

Author: Neal Shusterman Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2018

Der zweite Band der groen "e;Scythe"e;-Trilogie von New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autor Neal ShustermanCitra hat es geschafft. Sie wurde auserwahlt und als Scythe entscheidet sie jetzt, wer leben darf und wer sterben muss. Doch als wenn das nicht schon schwer genug ware,ubernehmen skrupellose Scythe die Macht und stellen neue Regeln auf. Die wichtigste Regel lautet, dass es ab jetzt keine Regeln mehr gibt. So beginnt Citras Kampf fur Gerechtigkeit. Ein Kampf, den sie nur gemeinsam gewinnen kann mit ihrer groen Liebe Rowan.

Scythe

Scythe

Author: Neal Shusterman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2018

"e;A true successor to The Hunger Games."e; Maggie StiefvaterIn a perfect world, what is there left to fear? A chilling and thought-provoking sci-fi novel from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.A dark, gripping and witty thriller in which the only thing humanity has control over is death. In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ("e;gleaned"e;) by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythes' apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do.Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe's apprentice and as Citra and Rowan come up against a terrifyingly corrupt Scythedom, it becomes clear that the winning apprentice's first task will be to glean the loser.

Scythe - Die Huter des Todes

Scythe - Die Huter des Todes

Author: Neal Shusterman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

Unsterblichkeit, Wohlstand, unendliches Wissen.Die Menschheit hat die perfekte Welt erschaffen - aber diese Welt hat einen Preis.Citra und Rowan leben in einer Welt, in der Armut, Kriege, Krankheit und Tod besiegt sind. Aber auch in dieser perfekten Welt mussen Menschen sterben, und die Entscheidung uber Leben und Tod treffen die Scythe. Sie sind auserwahlt, um zu toten. Sie entscheiden, wer lebt und wer stirbt. Sie sind die Huter des Todes. Aber die Welt muss wissen, dass dieser Dienst sie nicht kalt lasst, dass sie Mitleid empfinden. Reue. Unertraglich groes Leid. Denn wenn sie diese Gefuhle nicht hatten, waren sie Monster.Als Citra und Rowan gegen ihren Willen fur die Ausbildung zum Scythe berufen werden und die Kunst des Totens erlernen, wachst zwischen den beiden eine tiefe Verbindung. Doch am Ende wird nur einer von ihnen auserwahlt. Und dessen erste Aufgabe wird es sein, den jeweils anderen hinzurichten ...Der erste Band der internationalen Bestseller-Trilogie!Schutzumschlag mit Metallic-Folien-Veredelung

Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep

Author: Neal Shusterman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2016

National Book Award and Golden Kite Award Winner A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman. Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Caden Bosch is torn. Challenger Deep is a deeply powerful and personal novel from one of today's most admired writers for teens. Laurie Halse Anderson, award-winning author of Speak, calls Challenger Deep a brilliant journey across the dark sea of the mind; frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary.

Teslas irrsinnig bose und atemberaubend revolutionare Verschworung

Teslas irrsinnig bose und atemberaubend revolutionare Verschworung

Author: Neal Shusterman, Eric Elfman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/07/2015

Nick und seine Freunde versuchen, die Erfindungen von Nikola Tesla zuruckzubekommen, um sie endlich zu einer einzigen Maschine zusammenzusetzen. Doch die Gegenstande uben immer mehr Macht auf ihre Besitzer aus und Nick ist geradezu besessen von seiner Aufgabe. Bald ist sich niemand mehr so ganz sicher, ob Tesla tatsachlich nur gute Absichten verfolgt hat ... Teslas Verschwrung ist der zweite Band einer rasanten Trilogie fr Jungen und Mdchen ab 11 Jahren. Unglaubliche Erfindungen des Genies Nikola Tesla spielen eine entscheidende Rolle in dieser temporeichen Abenteuergeschichte, die alle Eigenschaften eines Lieblingsbuches aufweist: Spannung, Humor, sympathische Protagonisten und gefhrliche Verschwrungen.

Teslas unvorstellbar geniales und verbluffend katastrophales Vermachtnis

Teslas unvorstellbar geniales und verbluffend katastrophales Vermachtnis

Author: Neal Shusterman, Eric Elfman Format: eBook Release Date: 14/01/2015

Ein kaputter Toaster, eine uralte Kamera, eine defekte Autobatterie: Wie konnte Nick ahnen, dass es sich bei dem Schrott auf seinem Dachboden um bahnbrechende Erfindungen Nikola Teslas handelt? Leider sind die Gegenstande nicht nur genial, sondern auch gefahrlich. Denn der Geheimbund der Accelerati will sie fur sich - um jeden Preis!Teslas Vermchtnis ist der Auftakt zu einer neuen, rasanten Trilogie fr Jungen und Mdchen ab 11 Jahren. Unglaubliche Erfindungen des Genies Nikola Tesla spielen eine entscheidende Rolle in dieser temporeichen Abenteuergeschichte, die alle Eigenschaften eines Lieblingsbuches aufweist: Spannung, Humor, Verschwrungen, sympathische Protagonisten und gefhrliche Verschwrungen.