Ally Condie: Mormon Author
Ally Condie is the bestselling author of the Matched trilogy, which has won numerous awards. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Matched, the first in the dystopian young adult fictional series, appeared in 2010, followed by Crossed in 2011 and Reached in 2012. The Walt Disney Company has optioned the film rights for the series.
Condie also authored Freshman for President in 2008, Enthralled in 2011, and Atlantia in 2014. She also writes LDS young adult fiction: the Yearbook Trilogy (Yearbook, First Day, and Reunion, 2006–2008) and Being Sixteen (2010). Her first mystery, Summerlost (2016), was nominated for an Edgar Award in the Best Juvenile category. It also was an ALA Notable Books for Children nominee and won a Goodreads Choice Award.
Condie grew up in Cedar City, Utah. She earned a degree in English teaching at Brigham Young University and is pursuing a master's degree in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a former English teacher and lives in Utah with her husband and four children. She is the founder of the nonprofit WriteOut Foundation, which runs a writing camp for teens that allows them to work with published authors as well as enjoy the outdoors and other activities.