Sarah Alderson

Sarah is the author of the award-winning Hunting Lila young adult series, as well as several standalone novels, all published by Simon & Schuster in the UK, US, Australia and Canada.

As well as being a prolific author in the young adult arena, she also writes women’s fiction for Pan Macmillan (Simon & Schuster in the US) under the name Mila Gray. Her novels in this genre include Come Back To Me and Stay With Me.

Her first non-fiction book, Can We Live Here, based on her family’s travels around the world to find a new home, was published in 2015 by Blink.

Her books have appeared in translation in Germany, Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia and Poland.

Originally from London, Sarah and her husband quit their jobs in 2009 and took their three year old daughter on a round the world adventure, looking for a new home. They lived in Bali, Indonesia for five years before finally settling in southern California.

Sarah has adapted Hunting Lila for screen. It is currently in pre-production with Oscar/Bafta winning Paul Franklin directing and Sasha Lane (American Honey), Gemma Arterton and Carmen Ejogo all set to star. Producers: BFI, Pari Passu (The King’s Speech) and Skyline Films (Sherlock, The Man From Uncle).

The Sounds, another of her YA novels, has been optioned by Channel 4 and is in development with Eleven (The Enfield Haunting, Fresh Meat) with Sarah co-creating and co-writing with Carol Noble (My Mad Fat Teenage Diary).

Sarah’s screenwriting credits include the following motion pictures and TV series:
- The adaptation of her first novel Hunting Lila for Pari Passu Films / Skyline Films / BFI.
- Perhaps for Vertigo Films (co-written with Joshua St John).
- The 11 Minute Club for Unstoppable Entertainment.
- The Sound for Eleven / Channel 4.
- Attached to write Assassin’s Heart (from the producers of Divergent).

She is represented for her literary work by Amanda Preston at LBA and for screenwriting and books to film by Mady Niel at 42 (UK) and Sandra Lucchesi at The Gersh Agency (US).

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