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1979 Niskayuna High graduate relishes success of ‘Divergent’

Publisher discovered young author

Shailene Woodley and Theo James star in the futuristic tale "Divergent." (Summit Entertainment)
Shailene Woodley and Theo James star in the futuristic tale "Divergent." (Summit Entertainment)
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Katherine Tegen recognizes good material when it comes across her desk. Tegen, a 1979 graduate of Niskayuna High School, felt Veronica Roth’s manuscript about walled-in citizens of Chicago was something special, and she was right. In 2011 Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, published “Divergent,” and it became a bestseller. This week Tegen was in Hollywood at the world premiere of the Neil Burger-directed film based on Roth’s book starring Shailene Woodley. “It was ...

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