Susin Nielsen

Susin Nielsen's YA novels have been translated into 11 languages.
Susin Nielsen is the author of Optimists Die First. (Tallulah Photography)

Susin Nielsen started her writing career by writing episodes for the classic Canadian teen drama Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High. In 2008, she published her first YA novel, Word Nerdand has been writing steadily since. Her most recent books include We Are All Made of Molecules, which was longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, and Optimists Die First. Nielsen lives in Vancouver, B.C.

Books by Susin Nielsen

Interviews with Susin Nielsen

Featured VideoSusin Nielsen won the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Text with her latest novel. It tells the story of 13 year old Henry whose family has been ripped apart in the fall out of bullying, violence and suicide and celebrates the strength of true friendship.
Featured VideoThe two YA writers on their new novels (The Truth Commission, by Susan Juby, and We Are All Made of Molecules, by Susin Nielsen).