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 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.


Veronica Roth will be signing books after the event. Her books will be available for purchase from the Kinokuniya pop-up bookshop at the Seymour Centre. 

Veronica Roth (United States)


Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of DivergentInsurgentAllegiantFour: A Divergent Collection, Carve the Mark, and The Fates Divide. Veronica and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online at

Amelia Lush (Australian)

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Amelia Lush is the recipient of the 2016 Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year Award, and the 2014 Elizabeth Reilly Fellowship for Children's Bookselling. Over her career, she has been selected to judge literary awards, such as the ABIA Awards, Indie Awards and Richell Prize. Amelia has a decade of front-line bookselling under her belt, and loves nothing more than delving into discussions with others who share a passion for literature.