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About James Dashner

James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure and The Kill Order, was born and raised in Georgia in the United States.

After several years working in finance, he decided it was time to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a published children's author, and he is now a full-time writer.

James lives in the Rocky Mountains with his family. A new Maze Runner novel, entitled The Fever Code, comes out in 2016.

Accolades and awards

    2008 Whitney Award for Best Youth Fiction
    2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults; 2012 Young Reader's Choice Award, intermediate grades

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After months and months of waiting, the MAZE RUNNER movie finally hit the big screen on Friday!

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Chicken House Announces The Publication Of A New Book In The No.1 New York Times Bestselling Maze Runner Series By James Dashner

THE FEVER CODE reveals the time directly before The Maze Runner and will tell the story of how Thomas, Teresa and the Gladers found themselves trapped in the Maze and how it was created.

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