Lauren Strasnick , MFA

Affiliate Faculty, Writing for Young People
MFA in Creative Writing


Lauren Strasnick (Writing for Young People) is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts MFA Creative Writing Program. Her debut novel, Nothing Like You (Simon Pulse/S&S, 2009), was an RWA RITA award finalist in two categories, Best First Book and YA Romance. Her second novel, Her and Me and You (Simon Pulse/S&S, 2010), was a 2012 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Then You Were Gone (Simon Pulse/S&S), Lauren’s third book, was published in January 2013.