Rae Carson (born 1973) is an award-winning and New York Times best-selling American fantasy writer.
Her debut novel, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, was published in 2011. It was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Award and the Andre Norton Award, and it was the winner of the Ohioana Book Award for Young Adult Literature. It was also selected as 2012 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults by Young Adult Library Services Association.
The series was a New York Times bestseller. Her books have also been translated into languages around the world.
She is married to science fiction writer Charles Coleman Finlay.