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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Stephen March 23, 2015 at 3:09 pm

The first book I read was Fault in Our Stars. I’m 16 so that’s kinda bad. But I’m dyslexic. So I suck at reading and spelling. But I really like writing. But I don’t because I can’t spell and I don’t know big words. But anyways I just wanted to thank you for getting me to read John. And I’m trying to write something. But I’m not very good .

P.S. I read it in two weeks I never thought I could read that fast


Katy March 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm

This is the best thing I’ve ever seen. I’d love to read something by you and this is inspiring to kids with dyslexia everywhere. I’m 14 and I never read and then I read TFIOS and now I love reading too much I run out of books.


Alanna April 1, 2015 at 8:49 pm

This is so inspiring! I’m so proud of you :) That probably sounds weird because I don’t know you but if we were friends and you told me exactly what you just wrote I would be so impressed! Good job!


Tori F. April 3, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Great job!! I would love to read anything you write! Stick with it and you’re sure to get really good!


Gabbie April 6, 2015 at 10:34 pm

I totally get it, I just read it for the second time in like 3-4 hours. I can’t put it down, although I love to read, it is like my life. Buuut, if you ever need any help writing, some people have said I’m good at it sooo yeah.

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Victora Anne April 12, 2015 at 12:28 am

Wow, I agree. I am pleased to find another with the same interests in goverment as I, myself do.


L M March 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm

I love all your books. Your lyrical is easy to understand and the drama in your books is amazing. Hope you can write a thousand books more, because I’m gonna read them all.


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Gostaria de falar com você


zoey March 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Hi John!!!! I’m Zoey,I am a BIG fan of your books and I love reading your books. I fell in love with looking for alaska; I literally cried and laughed when I read the book. I am looking forward toward the future of your career.


Marissa March 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm

I am in desperate need of a new John Green book. I have exhausted all of your masterpieces.


Vanessa March 27, 2015 at 10:07 am

Hi John! I have been Reading Most of youre Books, and everytime i finished a Book I always wanted to read the next book of yourse. Today we watched ” the fault in our stars” and everyone started crying. I just wanted to say that I love reading you’re book and that you are my biggest inspiration :)


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Tharley Gomes March 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Como falar do senhor Green? Bem… eu poderia começar dizendo o quanto eu amo sua escrita e suas historias. Elas cativam qualquer ser humano e ele não consegue parar de ler. Lhe dou parabéns do fundo meu coração e que você continue escrevendo e que as historias sejam publicadas aqui no Brasil também. Abraço <3


Martina March 27, 2015 at 4:44 pm

se que no me entenderán pero le quería agradecer a: JOHN GREEN



Evan March 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

hey John Green, I love your books. I have read everyone other then let it snow.
My favorites are Paper Towns and looking for Alaska. I have a signed copy of Looking for Alaska 10th year anniversary edition and went to the NYC TFIOS fan screening. I love your books and they keep me afloat. If you don’t make a new one soon I will sink. Thanks for all the laughter, crying, excitement, and in all happiness your books have given me.

P.S. can’t believe i read Looking for Alaska in 2 nights

Bye John Green


Eline March 29, 2015 at 5:24 am

Hi, I’m from the Netherlands and i read Looking for Alaska in english. It was so well written that I finished in two days. I also read The fault in our stars and abundance of katherines I really liked these books. So please keep writing :)


Dakota Thompson March 30, 2015 at 12:30 am

John, I love your books. I read the fault in our stars as my first book by you. I cried when I saw the film becaise it hit home. Not because I have cancer but because I was scared that I would be blind like Issac. Ling story. On the other hand I read looking for Alaska next and it was good. I laughed and got sad, but your books are amazing. I have been depressed lately and I’m just now getting to An Abundance Of Katherines. So far is fitting how I feel but I haven’t read that much. I wanted to check out paper towns but my school didn’t have it. Someone stole it from my school. Again I love your books and how they can give personal connections to the teenage community.


Gabbie April 6, 2015 at 10:38 pm

Thats very touching… i hope you don’t go blind, for any reason, that would be very upsetting, but if you do, just realize that it doesn’t necessarily mean that things will go the same way as they did for Issac. Okay?? Best of luck to you Dakota, and I hope this brought a smile to your face.


zahra huda March 30, 2015 at 5:43 am

im currently reading paper towns at the moment and its amazing. iv never truly loved mystery novels and im more of a dystopian type but this book grew close to my heart. like a vine growng up a wall, i was the wall and paper-towns was my vine. it crept up on me and i never saw it coming. now, its attached to me and i cant get it off.

- ur such an amazing writer, that i learnt how to be cheesy


Milly March 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm

I’m currently reading the “after” half of Looking For Alaska and have decided that it’s even better than” The Fault in Ours Stars”. Everything you write resonates so deeply within me, and I am incredibly grateful for you putting into words the thoughts I can not conjure into sentences. Your writing and beauty with words makes me happy. I am looking to be more happy and so I decided to search for a list of all your works, which is what brought me here. I read through the list at the side of this page (and decided to read all of you’re books I have not yet read by May) and if I’m beingfrankly honest, thought you must be pretty full of yourself to release a book named “Other Stuff”; based on my assumption it was a link to a mass collabaration (in book form) of random thank you cards, Christmas wish lists and all the other random “stuff” you’d ever written. Though of course, you aren’t full of yourself, and it was just a link to more books (which I will read as well). I shall finished with saying that I am a very appreciative fan, and so appreciative that even if the “other stuff” image was a link to information about a book of your shopping lists, I would most deffiantly read it. I can’t wait to see what you write next,


Jordan Davis April 1, 2015 at 11:01 am

Hey. I’ve read TFIOS and I fell in love with the way it was written and how it drew in my attention. I’ve also read An Abundance of Katherines, Looking For Alaska, and I just finished Paper Towns. I plan on reading everything you write. I love your books and I would love to get to meet you one day! I’m so moved and inspired by your books and I can’t put them down. I’m running out of things to read because I’ve almost read all of your books. I love that this website connects to you and you’re replying to their questions. I love that you connect with your readers and it thrills me that you do that.


Rebeca April 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Hello John want to say that I really liked your books looking for alaska , paper towns and the fault in our stars , this book taught me that we must fight for what you want to achieve and appreciate things before losing them.
And also I want to know if you have second part of the fault in our stars .


seyma April 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Hello dear and honoured John Green, one of the best authors of our time!
Thank you so much for improving my life and (I’m sure) lots of other lives with your great books. My favourite one is paper towns and I can’t wait to watch the movie soon. I really hope that you will read this because I literally love your writing style, humour and the characters you create… Anyway I cannot say enough how much you inspire me and affect my life in a positive way. I wish you the best, Mr. Green, may you always go on writing great books for us… Greetings from Germany.


Nancy April 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Can’t stop reading your books, please never stop writing. You are an extraordinary writer-very unique and intelligent. Thank you, Mr. Green for all your hard work. You are my inspiration.


Ashleigh April 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Do you develop your characters as you write the story? Or do you have a good idea of who they are and what they’re like before you put them in a story?


Zoe April 8, 2015 at 6:31 am

How do I play Alaska in the movie adaptation of LFA. Who do I need to contact? Screen writers? Producers? Director?


Monalisa April 9, 2015 at 5:15 am

John, The Fault in our Stars is the first book that I have read by you and it still lingers in my mind. The characters, the places every single thing about that book is so captivating that I was really sad about why I finished your book so early. Needless to say I am a big fan now and you have inspired my writing in a million ways. This book not only caters to teens but to adults who are in their early thirties like me as well. I am now way too excited to read your other books. Please if you ever decide to do a tour of India then do visit Delhi and I will be there. Thank you so much for writing and inspiring so many.


Alivia Kearney April 9, 2015 at 1:23 pm

dear john,
you are a truly vigoruos writer. i love your books and the way you tell stories I have read all your books. Looking for Alaska is my favorite especially how its told from the young boys point of view. Also I saw at the movie theater that paper towns is going to be a realized movie soon and Im truly thrilled to see how the director protrays your story. I know you personally will never read this email, but i really do hope you write another book soon! Your such a creative and imaginative writer it would be a shame if you didn’t

another follower of your great work


Sydney April 13, 2015 at 10:44 pm

Hello John! you are truly the most inspiring and truthful writer I have ever read. I LOVE your writing. If you were to write any other books I would be exhilarated to read it. I have read all of your individual books and am working on “let it snow” and “will grayson will grayson.” You are inspiring and the only writer that had actually made me love to read. thank you so much for your existence.


Elaine April 14, 2015 at 10:50 pm

I first read TFIOS, and it was amazing, and I just finished reading Paper Towns (which btw, it was so good I read it in a day), and it was even better then TFIOS. I haven’t watched the TFIOS movie, and I am looking forward to watching it. And I’m also really excited for the movie for Paper Towns. Now I really want to read the rest of John’s books. John has literally given me life.


ANA H April 16, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Can I just say that you are absolutely a genius. I have all your books from The Fault In Our Stars to Will Grayson Will Grayson. One day, i hope and pray you will comedown to Miami and do a meet & greet. Your an inspiration John. I thank you for you brilliant work because without your work I’d have no escape. Your books help me relax and forget about my bad days. Your books make me happy. :) Anyways, I hope you write another book soon.


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