Lauren Oliver FAQ

Recently Lauren Oliver answered some of the questions she is most frequently asked, surrounding Delirium, Pandemonium and all things in between. Enjoy!

CAN I AUDITION TO PLAY LENA IN THE MOVIE OF DELIRIUM?
I’m glad that you’re all as excited about the movie as I am! It’s especially gratifying to know how many of you identify so strongly with Lena’s character. It’s comforting to know there’s so many smart, thoughtful, loving–and, of course, butt-kicking–girls out there! Unfortunately, I have very little input into the process of casting; in fact, the casting decisions lie with the producers and the studio. I encourage all of you burgeoning actresses to direct your passion to local plays/productions and open auditions…and, of course, if you’re down to write and star in your own version of Delirium, I’m all about it!
WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG FOR REQUIEM?
Requiem is finished, but it needs to be edited, designed, shipped, etc. It usually takes about a year from the time a book leaves my computer to the time it hits shelves! So please be patient. It’s worth the wait, I promise! 🙂
WHAT IS REQUIEM ABOUT?
You guys know I’m not going to give anything away, right? That would spoil all the fun! All I will say is that unlike the first two books in the trilogy, Requiem is told from the point of view of two different characters. Other than that, you’re gonna have to trust me that there’s a lot of fun surprises, and the return of some characters that we haven’t seen since Delirium!
WHY DO YOU WRITE?
Not because they’re paying me to – not that I’m complaining. 🙂 I have to write. I have a very deep and compelling desire to write that I can’t really turn off, so I’m very lucky and grateful that my life has turned out the way it has. Otherwise I’d probably be a failed back-up dancer and/or a very disgruntled waitress.
Anything you’re still dying to know? Email Lauren at laurenoliverbooks@gmail.com and put FAQ in the subject line, and she has promised to do a Part II soon!
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2 responses to “Lauren Oliver FAQ

  1. My awesome email from Lauren!!!!
    Here it is:

    Hi Claire,
    Thanks so much for writing. I like both Julian and Alex! They’re both so different, but neither one of them is “bad” or “good”, just like most people aren’t. The question is whether or not they are compatible with Lena (which you’ll have to wait for the next book to see, muah hahaha). I can’t tell you anything about Requiem except that it includes characters that we haven’t seen since Delirium.

    Hope this helped!

  2. Okay, the whole Alex-Julian thing is driving me crazy! Would you give any hints as to which guy Lena is leaning towards? And how did Alex escape from Portland? And why did Raven imply that Alex was dead to Lena, when he wasn’t? I’m slowly, but steadily, going crazy!!

    Thanks,
    Avery

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