Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her multi-award-winning work is slated for publication in 30 countries, and has been described as ‘a game-changer’ (Shelf Awareness), ‘stylistically mesmerising’ (Publishers Weekly) and ‘out-of-this-world awesome’ (Kirkus). Her latest series, co-authored with Jay Kristoff, began in 2015 with the international bestseller Illuminae and has now been followed by Gemina. Film rights have been acquired by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. The Starbound trilogy, co-authored with Meagan Spooner, began with These Broken Stars in 2013. Film rights have been acquired by Off The Grid and MGM. Raised in Australia and Ireland, Kaufman has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and once got to work as a storytelling consultant at NASA. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, their rescue dog and an extremely large personal library.