Sydney Writers' Festival presents

Veronica Roth

Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

11 Sep 18

Publishing phenomenon Veronica Roth’s electrifying dystopian universes have resonated with millions of readers around the world, inspiring a global fandom that places her as YA sci-fi’s brightest star.


At just 22-years-old, Veronica was on winter break from her senior year of college when she wrote the first volume of what would become the internationally-bestselling Divergent series. Capturing legions of fans with her addictively dark tale, Veronica has sold more than 35 million copies in the series, and packed out cinemas with her vision of a crumbling post-apocalyptic Chicago.


Veronica is in Sydney for the first time with her latest book, The Fates Divide, the second in the Carve the Mark duology. A richly imagined tale of hope, resistance and a powerful, invisible force known as the Current, The Fates Divide is told from four perspectives, as we discover how fate defines our lives in the most unexpected of ways.


Join the architect of YA fiction’s most thrilling sci-fi worlds as she sits down with Amelia Lush to talk about her most recent vision for the future – the stunning conclusion to her epic dystopian adventure series, The Fates Divide.