Biography for 5th Wave

Penguin Putnam
Rick Yancey ( is the author of the New York Times bestsellerThe 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea, several adult novels, and the memoirConfessions of a Tax Collector. His first young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel,The Monstrumologist, received a Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. When he isn't writing or thinking about writing or traveling the country talking about writing, Rick is hanging out with his family.