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.

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Dario Mijulkov November 26, 2015 at 8:14 am

Hi there,

I have thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Green’s books, every last one of them like everyone else on the site. So ss a German student in South Africa I decided it would be great to read them in German to help me learn the language. I was, still am more than willing to pay for the German versions, however the German versions of the books aren’t available to me in any way and I have no way of getting them other than flying over to Germany. I’ve tried getting hard copies as well as the kindle editions but to no avail. I’d really appreciate it if someone has a solution to this. Feel free to email me.


Laura Neves November 26, 2015 at 9:06 am

Hello, my name is Laura Neves, I am one of his Brazilian fans, so for that reason, know that I am struggling in Inglês. I have some asks on “TFIOS”, if not too uncomfortable I would be happy if find could the answers…1º Why Kaitlyn not appear in the movie? 2º- I also wanted to also know what happens next? This seems totally with Hazel, more, what happens to the parents of Augustus? they do divorce? And about Hazel? she sacrifices to be with your love? And Isaac? how it is? he finds a new love? a new love as Monica? Peter decides to write anything else? well, my attempt to be organized using ordinal numbers,failed, I’m sorry. I know that probably I’m philosophizing to a blank field on the web, you will ever see, but I can not give up. I will do everything so that the text appears in all its fields and sections, I conclude with a great hope and a probable lucky enough to be noticed. Thanks for everything. L.Xx


Brendon November 27, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Will there be part two for fault in our stars,Hazel does live,m sorry m nt writing in a letter to Peter van Houten way Just temme what next and when next??


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