John Green’s Biography

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John Green is the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars. He is also the coauthor, with David Levithan, of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He was 2006 recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award, a 2009 Edgar Award winner, and has twice been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Green’s books have been published in more than a dozen languages.

In 2007, Green and his brother Hank ceased textual communication and began to talk primarily through videoblogs posted to YouTube. The videos spawned a community of people called nerdfighters who fight for intellectualism and to decrease the overall worldwide level of suck. (Decreasing suck takes many forms: Nerdfighters have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight poverty in the developing world; they also planted thousands of trees around the world in May of 2010 to celebrate Hank’s 30th birthday.) Although they have long since resumed textual communication, John and Hank continue to upload two videos a week to their YouTube channel, vlogbrothers. Their videos have been viewed more than 500 million times, and their channel is one of the most popular in the history of online video. He is also an active Twitter user with more than 3.8 million followers.

Green’s book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review and Booklist, a wonderful book review journal where he worked as a publishing assistant and production editor while writing Looking for Alaska. Green grew up in Orlando, Florida before attending Indian Springs School and then Kenyon College.

You can find more information (so, so much more) over at the FAQ.

For information about contacting John, click here to visit the contact page.

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My name is Angela Miljkovic . I’m from Serbia. I believed in it that is not really live , that this is not just a dream , or fabrication. Your books , sentences , events have done that life is real. Have you must first make it live rain to see the rainbow. That the world is not a factory for fulfilling desires … You are my idol. You are my consolation, not literally. Your books I read over and over again … So far I like the most “Paper Towns ” and ” The fault in our stars .” I guess you’ve already heard of Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj . Enough people he was with them the best, but not half as much as you . I wanted to come when he was Vidcam , but my parents did not have money. If you can , anytime you send a message in the mail , because I have a few questions about writing books because I love to write a book and one question of your book.
With great pleasure ,
Andjela Miljkovic .


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Hello,My name is Reem El-kadry.No words can describe how your words can take me to another world.I like you as a writer the way hazel grace liked peter van houten.I know you have many fans and you might think im just another fan telling you how I Lovvve your writing and its true but I swear ro god qith all my heart tour book TFIOS changed the way I think.My biggest fear was dying and Im not afraid that much anymore.Well,Im still afraid but not that much. Your writing John Green takes me to a whole new world.


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Oksana August 28, 2015 at 7:57 am

Hello dear John Green .I am writing to you from Russia .Today I read your book until the end, the name it is very tempting .and as soon as I came across this book in a library, I immediately wanted her prochitat..I I watched a film on the book ,, Blame STAR ,,. Not long thinking, I was wondering, God .Well what will happen to the actors, with Hazel Grace, well, with her parents, Mrs. and Mister Lankaster.Esli trudno.Mozhete you do not write how it all end? Is Hazel die? How much she still live? Will find a boyfriend if she? .What Will be with Isaac? ..I Ask you how you cheloveka.Mozhet there is a moment that would fulfill the dream of 13-year-old girl …. I love roman.I hope you will soon read this letter, and answer me ….
Kaygorodova Oksana, 13 years old


Sarah August 28, 2015 at 8:42 am

Hello Mister John Green
I am writting you from Québec in Canada. I’m sorry for my english I’m in a french city. I love your books ! They’re just amazing ! Looking for Alaska (In french Qui es-tu Alaska) is my prefer book. I love when you write, your style, and just all,all,all. Your books are masterpieces of emotions.But deep emotions. After reading, I had the impression of not breathe the same way. I’ts weird I know. If you want send me an email my adress is: And I have question for you, mister Green. What is your preferred book ?
Sincerely yours,
Sarah 14-year-old girl


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