Last Updated: 18 Nov, 2023 | Views: 154
Other Profession(s): Journalist, NoveList
Famous For: New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series
Higher Education: Brigham Young University
Net Worth: $78 Million Approx.
James Smith Dashner, a well-known American writer, was born in Georgia in 1972. James is the writer of the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortality Doctrine series and the Maze Runner book series, which includes The Maze Runner, The Kill Order, and The Fever Code. Although originally from Georgia, Dashner currently resides and writes in the Rocky Mountains.
James Dashner Career:
In 2003: Dashner released "A Door in the Woods" as his first novel.
In 2004: The Jimmy Fincher Saga's second and third books were published.
In 2008: Dashner released The Journal of Curious Letters, a children's book that received critical acclaim.
In 2009: Dashner started working on the Maze Runner books. The success of The Maze Runner led to 20th Century Fox acquiring film adaptation rights in late 2010.
In late 2012, The Maze Runner debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
In 2014: Dashner released The Iron Empire.
In 2021: Dashner published The House of Tongues, an adult horror book.
James Dashner Controversy:
Anonymous remarks that Dashner had participated in sexual harassment were made on the School Library Journal website. Later, a commenter who identified themselves as one of the accusers claimed they had "made it up."
James Dashner Awards:
In 2008: James Dashner received the Whitney Award for The 13th Reality.
In 2011: James Dashner received ALA Best Fiction for The Maze Runner.
In 2012: James received Young Reader's Choice Award for The Maze Runner.