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 200 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 1.2 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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linda brannigan December 14, 2014 at 11:56 am

Just finished an abundance of katherines. I am a pre-published author on the tail end of the learning curve and wanted to say this story was a study in perfection. Thanks from both the reader and the writer in me.


Alora kutzler December 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Hi Mr. Green
I read almost all of your books I just need to read Paper Towns. I just want to say you are an amazing author and you really capture teenage life. From a child prodigy (An Abundance Of Katheriens) to a Cancer stricken girl ( The Fault In Our Stars). And my favorite had to be either TFIOS or Looking for Alaska. I hope you are going to wright more novels!!

Alora Kutzler age 13
Whitehall Pa


Marie Stewart December 14, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Hi Mr. Green.

I´m in love with all of your book, I told my parent to give like christmas present “Paper towns” because I really like that one, They were like “Seriously, a book?” because I don´t read so much but since I started reading your books Have a book in my hands its like glory.
I hope you are going to write more novels, all of them are fantastic.

Your most sincerity, Marie S.
Age 13


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Teodora December 15, 2014 at 7:19 am

Hello Mr. Green.

I guess this is the only way i could contact you,even tho you probably won’t see it.I want to ask you about ”The fault in our stars”,well,actually i want to say that it isn’t fair.What happened next,did she survive?Did she marry some guy?I believe she died,just like Anna,but please,what happened to Aizak?Well,if you ever read this,contact me at

I wish you all the best Mr. Green,
with love -Teodora


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pauline December 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm

hello john green
i am pauline i’m from Belgium i am 11 years and i like your books
i find your books amasing
i have a question : you would like to make a 2nd part of the fault in our stars
i find that a fantastic book
kind regards


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Ginger M December 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

dear mr green
I think that what sets you apart from other people is that you don’t just end the book after a importent person in the story died. you don’t let that end the story becuase life goes on after death. it might end for one person but for the rest of us life goes on. i don’t like books where it seems to end after some one dies. that is not how real life works.
from ginger m


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Veronika December 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Dear Mr.Green,

Thanks for the book “the fault in our stars”. Its really amazing book. I know I am not the one but I would like to know also the end of the book. What happened with Hazel Grace ? When did she died and what happened with her parents ? I think you shoul write some epilog at least. I have never read such a sad story but full of true love…it was just like our lives – rollercoaster…

Thank you.

With love,

Veronika (Prague)


Ashley December 18, 2014 at 9:35 am

Hello Mr. Green,
I have read your book “the fault in our stars” it was simply amazing please tell me that Hazel Grace lives a happy life . Please I need something, I need to know how it ends (well needing to know is an exaggeration I just really want to know)

One of Your Biggest Fans



Carollina Monte December 18, 2014 at 11:34 am

John Green , I already read most of his books, but what touched me but was BLAME It STARS you surely created the best book of my life , literalmente.Não have cancer , but somehow found myself in this book . I found myself as if describing to me , my personality , my life . The way Gus and Hazel love each other , I admit that makes me believe that everyone will have the chance of finding love , and do not need to be preucupada with the fact die and not live a true love , and that life ends thus one way or another kind of suddenly . I reread again and again because the Guilt is the stars, calms me down and makes me forget my life and problems , can only be 13 but my life is not a bed of roses. I’m your fan and I am waiting for more books than you, I believe, will write the future.

Carollina Monte – Brazil


Me December 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Hi Mr Green i´d like to give a gift to someone very special to me, could you help me please answer to the e mail
Thank you


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Marg Heinz December 20, 2014 at 8:04 am

Hi John, I don’t know if you will ever read this but I and many other moms are having lots of trouble getting our orders from dftba .I placed my order on Nov 18 . I have emailed face booked no response. This happening to many may people. Can you please help this is our kids Christmas on the line we do no want them disapointed. . I am a single mom of three . I like many other mom struggle to provide Christmas for our children. My order was 90 dollars. This to me is a lot of money! Please see if you can help. I have also read online that people are not being refunded money on canceled orders or returns terrible customer service!!! My email is I hope you read this.Thank you for your help! By the way my kids have read all your books and have seen the movie and loved it!! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Margie Heinz


Karen Huo December 20, 2014 at 9:37 am

Hi, Mr. green,
I am Karen and is 10 years old. I am wondering if you can give me your email?? I have read your book and have some questions. It would mean alot if you gave me your email. Please tell me you are not like peter van houten from AIA. Please, please ,please.
The best to you,
Karen Huo


Elise Wishart December 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Mr Green if you ever happen to come across this, just like hazel I am wondering what happens next. this may be a waste of time writing this but really if you don’t want to be like peter then reply.


Phil Williams December 21, 2014 at 10:33 am

Hi Mr. Green

I have been a fan for years of your youtube educational channel and really appreciate the creativity that makes learning fun.

Last night my wife and I watched “The Fault in our Stars”. We both loved it very much.

I am a State Representative in Alabama and would love to prepare an official “Resolution” commending your for your work so Alabamians will know that you spent time here in your journey to success. Some get a “key to the city” but this is more of an entry into the official history of Alabama.

Could we discuss?


anonymus December 21, 2014 at 11:40 am

Dear, John Green,

i have read most of your books and they were awensome I liked them so much, the last one I read was Paper Towns and it change my way of thinking, I realice the way we see the other ones and I like it so much, but I want to ask you: what happened at the end?, because I want to know if they separe, what happen whit them, and not only Quentin and Margo I also want to know what happen whit the others; whit Ben, Radar, Laecy, etc, I feel like Hazel asking Van Houten what happen at the end of Imperial Afliction, when I finished I was like: why you are so mean?, in TFIOS Gus died, in Looking for Alaska, she died and in Paper Towns it end in a “mid-sentence”, so I will so gratefull if you can answer me, I know this maybe will get lost in other comments but it is good to try and please come to Colombia a very beautiful coutry that love you so much.



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