Veronica Roth Facts

Here are some facts about Veronica Roth.

  • Veronica Roth was born on 19th August 1988.
  • She is best known for her Young Adult novels Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant

  • Divergent has been adapted for the big screen and the film version was released in March 2014, starring Shailene Woodley (as Beatrice Prior) and Theo James (as Four Eaton).
  •  Roth was raised in Barrington, Illinois.
  • Her mother was a painter.
  • She has a brother and a sister.
  • She is married to Nelson Fitch, a photographer.
  • Veronica Roth is a Christian.



  • She wrote Divergent, her first novel, during the Christmas holidays when she was at university.
  • She is interested in biology and theology, and she enjoys cooking and poetry.
  • Some of her favourite books include: Animal Farm by George Orwell, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.