This week we bring you the best young adults’ fiction authors.

With International Women’s Day and Women of the World Festival coming up, we’ve hand-picked five brilliant female authors.

Sophie McKenzie

Sophie McKenzie is a best-selling author from London. Since taking up writing in 2003 she has published an astonishing number of books, from the Flynn Series to the Medusa Project.

We recommend: The One and Only

Sue Townsend

Teens around the world love Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole series. The Adrian Mole books showcase the best of British humour, following a naïve yet pompous teen’s growing pains.

We recommend: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones has had a long career as a young adults fiction writer. As a student at Oxford university, she was taught by C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, making it no surprise that she became one of Britain’s best fantasy writers.

We recommend: The Islands of Chaldea

Veronica Roth

At only twenty-eight years old, Veronica Roth has already had phenomenal success as an author. The Divergent trilogy sold millions of books worldwide and was turned into a hit film.

We recommend: Inside Divergent: The Initiate’s World

J K Rowling

Few people can say they haven’t heard of J K Rowling. It has now been twenty years since the first Harry Potter books were released and they are still as magical as ever.

We recommend: The Hogwarts Library Boxed Set Including Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

**Did you enjoy this article? Why not check out more of our Harry Potter resources for this month's festival in this article "Scratch that Harry Potter itch with all the books available in our libraries"

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