James Dashner Biography
James Dashner is an American writer of speculative fiction, primarily series for children or young adults, such as The Maze Runner series and the young adult fantasy series the 13th Reality. His 2008 novel The Journal of Curious Letters, first in the series, was one of the annual Borders Original Voices picks.
Michael Bourret dropped Dashner in 2018 and by his publisher, Penguin Random House, following accusations of sexual harassment; Dashner replied in a statement that he was taking any and all criticisms and accusations very seriously, and he would seek counseling and guidance to address them.
James Dashner Age
Born on November 26, 1972, Dashner is 50 years old as of 2023.
James Dashner has a net worth of $4 million as of 2023.
James Dashner Family
Dashner married Lynette Anderson, a former student of Brigham Young University. The couple has four children and are now living in Utah
James Dashner Early Life
James Dashner was born in Austell, Georgia, as one of six children in the family. He was raised a Mormon. At the age of 10, he would type on his parents’ typewriter. In 1991, he graduated from Duluth High School. He moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Provo, Utah to study at Brigham Young University, where he received a master’s degree in accounting.
James Dashner Sexual Harassment Allegations
Comments were posted anonymously on the School Library Journal website in February 2018, alleging that Dashner had engaged in sexual harassment. Two said that they had reported him in a Medium survey about harassment while four comments claimed harassment by Dashner.
Claiming to have been one of the accusers, a commenter said that they “made it up”. One of those commenters claimed to have been subject to “months of manipulation, grooming and gaslighting”.
Following this, Michael Bourret, Dashner’s agent, stated that he couldn’t in good conscience continue working with Dashner. Dashner published a statement on Twitter, which stated in part that; He didn’t honor or fully understand boundaries and power dynamics.
He can sincerely say that he has never intentionally hurt another person. But to those affected, he was deeply sorry. he continued that he was taking any and all criticisms and accusations very seriously and he would seek counseling and guidance to address them.
Penguin Random House, Dashner’s publisher stated that it will not publish any further books by him. The accusations were part of the larger Me Too movement.
James Dashner Awards
2008: Whitney Award, Best Youth Fiction, The 13th Reality
2011: ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, The Maze Runner
2012: Young Reader’s Choice Award, intermediate grades, The Maze Runner
James Dashner Published Books
Dashner’s books are written for young teens. His work is typically within the adventure, survival, and science-fiction genres.
The Maze Runner, his most widely distributed book, reached 100 weeks’ standing on the New York Times Best Seller list for Children’s Series on September 21, 2014, two days after the release of the motion picture adaptation of the book.
The Jimmy Fincher Saga
A Door in the Woods in 2003
A Gift of Ice in 2004
The Tower of Air in 2004
War of the Black Curtain in 2005
The 13th Reality series
The Journal of Curious Letters in 2008, selected as a Borders Original Voices pick
The Hunt for Dark Infinity in 2009
The Blade of Shattered Hope in 2010
The Void of Mist and Thunder in 2012
The Maze Runner series
The Maze Runner in 2009
The Scorch Trials in 2010
The Death Cure in 2011
The Kill Order in 2012
The Fever Code in 2016
The Infinity Ring series
A Mutiny in Time (Book 1) in 2012
The Iron Empire (Book 7) in 2014
The Mortality Doctrine
The Eye of Minds in 2013
The Rule of Thoughts in 2014
Gunner Skale in 2014
The Game of Lives in 2015
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