Neal Shusterman (1962) received popularity as an American young adult fiction writer. He won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature after the publication of Challenger Deep (2015). Schusterman developed an interest in writing from an early age and moved with his family to Mexico City. He completed his high school career at the American School Foundation and joined the University of California, Irvine. Schusterman majored in theatre and psychology. He worked at Irvin Arthur Associates as a talent agent and received publishing opportunities.
This allowed Schusterman to accept a book writing contract and screenwriting opportunity in one year. He also won the California Young Reader Medal award in 2008 and the Boston Globe-Horn Book award in 2005. Schusterman received the National Book Award in 2015, and this highlighted his exceptional writing capabilities. Some of his popular novels include Full Tilt (2003), Downsiders (1999), Unwind (2007), Scythe (2016), Challenger Deep (2015) and the Dark Side of Nowhere (1997).
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