Guinness World Records - Officially Amazing

Youngest person to write a published book (female)

Next RecordPrevious Record

For the record

  • Who: Dorothy Straight

  • What: Youngest person to write a published book (female)

  • Where: United States

The youngest commerciallly published female author is Dorothy Straight (b. 25 May 1958), of Washington, DC, USA, who wrote How the World Began in 1962, aged 4. It was published in August 1964 by Pantheon Books.


Records change on a daily basis and are not immediately published online. For the most up to date record information, we welcome your questions via Facebook or Twitter.

Comments below may relate to previous holders of this record.