John’s Other Writing


For several years, I wrote commentaries for Chicago Public Radio and, on occasion, for NPR’s All Things Considered. The text of those radio pieces can be found here.

Let It Snow

I wrote a long short story called “A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle” in the book Let It Snow, which also features lovely stories from Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. This book has been published in translated editions as well.


I’ve written stories for several anthologies. These include “The Great American Morp” in 21 Proms, “The Approximate Cost of Loving Caroline” in Twice Told, and “Freak the Geek” in Geektastic.

This Is Not Tom

I wrote this novella hidden behind insanely complex riddles called “This Is Not Tom.” TINT is unfinished (it will be finished eventually, I hope). TINT is free and available to the public, but the only way to read the story is to solve the riddles, which unfortunately is basically impossible without crowdsourcing. (A good place to start, however, would be the TINT youtube channel.)

For more information about other stuff I’ve written, including book reviews and the books I cowrote for the awesome people at mental_floss, visit the “Other Writing” FAQ page.

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Britt July 21, 2014 at 4:58 am

Hello there!
I decided to take a look on this website, because it’s holiday anyway and I have nothing else to do. Also I thought it might be interesting, which it certainly is.
I admire John’s work a lot! I bought this box with a few of his books last week.

I don’t know if there’s anyone here who cares, but I want to become a writer myself. The thing is that nobody I know ships that. They expect me to become a doctor or whatever. I wanted to be a psychologist once. I still have that tention, but my dream to become a writer is so much more meaningful to me. Has anyone else got this problem too? What am I supposed to do?

Anyway, if you want to contact me, my instagram name is @brittvanbakel (as you might be able to see from my name, I’m Dutch. This is possibly the main reason of several grammar mistakes I made. I want to study English, though. Well, I want to study in England, but then I’m still supposed to have the English language under control).

So.. Live long and prosper, I guess.

Goodbye. Okay.


Jim July 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

You can be more than one thing. You can be a writer and a psychologist. When you go to college take psychology courses and writing courses and history and all other type of courses that interest you. Explore the world and learn new and exciting things. Never settle on just one dream but pursue all of your dreams.


Brinny July 24, 2014 at 10:14 pm

You’re my role model and an amazing writer. You put so much thought into your books and are very philosophical. I love your love for people’s last words, I think it’s very interesting :) You probably won’t reply to this since you would be making a video with your brother or something and wont have time, but is there a chance Looking For Alaska might have a movie? It would be amazing if so. Thank you for your amazing mind and books :)


Leticia July 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Hello John Green,
I’m Leticia and I love all his books despite having read only 4 of them, but what I wanted to say is that even if you are simply a hero for me (although I do not believe in heroes), but what really matters is I identify myself a lot with many of the characters in his books, thank you for existing!
Big fan of his,


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