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2016

January: Illuminae made A Mighty Girl’s list of top 2015 books!

January: Illuminae will be Random House’s First In Line title for October 2016!

January: Illuminae is in the Sydney Morning Herald’s year ahead review, which calls Ezra and Kady two of the most compelling YA characters of 2015.

January: Illuminae is in the YALSA Top Ten Audiobooks of 2016 Top Ten!

2015

December: Their Fractured Light is out in the US, Australia and New Zealand!

December: Illuminae made the Huffington Post’s Top 10 YA Books of 2015!

December: Illuminae made the Kirkus best books of 2015 list!

December: Illuminae made Booklist’s Best YA Books of 2015 list!

December: Illuminae made YALSA’s Best Fiction of 2016 list!

December: Illuminae made VOYA’s Perfect Tens of 2015 list!

December: Illuminae made the Sydney Morning Herald’s best books of the year list!

December: Illuminae made Bustle’s 25 Best YA Books of 2015!

December: Amazon has named Illuminae on its Best YA Books of 2015 list!

December: Illuminae has gone to a reprinting in Australia and New Zealand!

November: The film rights to Illuminae have been bought by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment! Read more at Variety, Nerdist, EW and io9!

November: Illuminae has been reviewed in the Deseret News!

November: Illuminae is a Goodreads Choice Awards semi-finalist!

October: Illuminae is out in the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK!

October: Illuminae is a New York Times Bestseller!

October: Illuminae is a Junior Library Guild selection!

October: Illuminae is one of iBooks’ best YA novels of the month!

October: Illuminae is an Amazon Editor’s Pick for the best books of the month list!

October: Amie and Jay are on the Booktopia podcast, talking about Illuminae’s publication!

September: The story of how Illuminae came to be is featured this month in Publishers Weekly!

September: Illuminae is one of Bustle’s best books of the Fall!

September: MTV says Illuminae will be your new obsession!

August: Illuminae is one of io9’s best books of the Fall!

July: Recording of the Illuminae Files audiobook is underway, with a cast of over twenty!

May: The Illuminae Files has sold to Random House Spain, Random House Portugal, Pegasus in Turkey, Casterman in France and AdA in Quebec!

May: Unearthed has sold to Carlsen in Germany!

April: These Broken Stars has sold in Germany to Carlsen!

February: The Illuminae Files has sold to DTV in Germany!

February: The Illuminae Files has sold to Novo Conceito in Brazil!

February: The Illuminae Files trilogy has sold in the UK to Oneworld, and will release under their Rock The Boat imprint!

January: These Broken Stars made the New York Times bestseller list!

January: Amie and Meg are on tour in the US!

2014

December: This Shattered World is out in the US!

November: This Shattered World is out in Australia!

October: Amie has been announced as a guest at the 2015 Reading Matters conference!

September: The Illuminae Files has sold to Listening Library, who will produce the audio edition!

August: These Broken Stars has been shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award!

May: The cover for This Shattered World has been revealed by USA Today!

April: THESE BROKEN STARS has sold in Turkey and Romania!

March: THESE BROKEN STARS has sold in Hungary and Russia!

February: I’m on tour in the US!

January: THESE BROKEN STARS is being developed for television!

2013

December: THESE BROKEN STARS is out in the USA!

November: My new trilogy, co-authored with Jay Kristoff, has sold to Knopf/Random House in a pre-empt, in a major deal! Book one, ILLUMINAE, will be out in 2015!

November: THESE BROKEN STARS is out in Australia! Click here for more!

October: THESE BROKEN STARS (known as VERTIGE) is out in France!

May: Meg and I will be at BookExpo America with THESE BROKEN STARS!

May: THESE BROKEN STARS has sold to Allen & Unwin in Australia in a three book deal! Woohoo!

April: Meg and I will be at Book Expo America in May and June! We’ll be signing copies of These Broken Stars and we’d love to meet you!

February: These Broken Stars has a cover! And a release date! The book will be out on 10th December 2013.

2012

December: Audio book rights for THESE BROKEN STARS sold to Listening Library at auction!

June: THESE BROKEN STARS has sold to La Martinière in France at auction, in a three book deal! Viva la France! The series will release starting in 2013!

April: We have a new title! Our book is now titled THESE BROKEN STARS. Gorgeous, no? Click here to learn more.

March: WRECKED featured in Publishers Weekly’s Bologna Briefcase, a round up of what’s heading to the international rights fair in Bologna this month!

March: WRECKED has sold in Portugal to Planeta Manuscrito in a three book deal! Vamos comemorar!

February: WRECKED sold at auction in Brazil to Novo Conceito in a three book deal! Vai celebrar!

February: WRECKED sold in Poland to Otwarte in a three book deal! Niech obchodzić! 

January: Amie has joined the Lucky 13s, a blog featuring young adult, middle grade and picture book authors who will debut in 2013. Check it out for lots of great wisdom from smart authors!

2011

December: WRECKED made The Hollywood Reporter’s top five deals of the week! Click here to check it out.

November: WRECKED has sold in a three-book deal and will be published by Disney-Hyperion! Here’s the announcement from Publishers Marketplace:

Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner’s WRECKED, pitched as Titanic in outer space, in which a wealthy teen socialite and a young war hero crash land on an uncharted planet after their flagship spaceliner goes down mid-voyage, forcing them to confront harsh conditions, otherworldly incidents, and their own mutual attraction, to Abby Ranger at Disney-Hyperion, in a significant deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, for publication in Summer 2013, by Josh Adams and Tracey Adams at Adams Literary (World English)