James Dashner

Born: 1972
James Smith Dashner (born November 26, 1972) is an American writer of speculative fiction, primarily series for children or young adults, such as the Maze Runner series and the young adult fantasy series the 13th Reality. His 2008 novel The Journal of Curious Letters, first in the series, was one of the annual Borders Original Voices picks.

James Dashner was born on November 26, 1972 in Austell, Georgia. One of six children, he is a graduate of Duluth High School and Brigham Young University in Utah, where he received a master's degree in accounting. Dashner and his wife Lynette have four children and are now living in Utah.

Dashner's books are written for young teens. His work is typically within the adventure, survival, and science-fiction genres.
The Maze Runner, his most widely distributed book, reached 100 weeks' standing on the New York Times Best Seller list for Children's Series on September 21, 2014, two days after the release of the motion picture adaptation of the book.

The Jimmy Fincher Saga
A Door in the Woods (2003)
A Gift of Ice (2004)
The Tower of Air (2004)
War of the Black Curtain (2005)

The 13th Reality series
The Journal of Curious Letters (2008)
The Hunt for Dark Infinity (2009)
The Blade of Shattered Hope (2010)
The Void of Mist and Thunder (2012)

The Maze Runner series
The Maze Runner (2009)
The Scorch Trials (2010)
The Death Cure (2011)
The Kill Order (2012)
The Fever Code (2016)

The Infinity Ring series
A Mutiny in Time (Book 1) (2012)
The Iron Empire (Book 7) (2014)

The Mortality Doctrine
The Eye of Minds (2013)
The Rule of Thoughts (2014)
The Game of Lives (2015)
Gunner Skale (2014)

2008: Whitney Award, Best Youth Fiction, The 13th Reality
2011: ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, The Maze Runner
2012: Young Reader's Choice Award, intermediate grades, The Maze Runner