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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Zeena Olson May 12, 2015 at 11:22 pm

I loved Looking For Alaska. Now I’m currently reading Paper Towns and will then move on to reading The Fault In Our Stars. The amount of reading I do is life consuming, especially when it comes to John’s novels. In all of his beautifully written books, his characters are dynamic and his plots intriguing. I have to say that there is a reason why there is such an abundance of hype towards his novel Looking For Alaska. When people comment when I say John Green is now truthfully my favorite author; replying with the famous insult,”Band Waggoner, ” I cannot help but roll my eyes.
People, there is a reason why his novels are so heavily talked about! Because aside from all the tragically unfortunate novels published today from unheard authors; Greens writing is actually good.
And a undoubtedly, near flawless, talented writer is rare in today’s world of technology.


Abbie May 15, 2015 at 9:19 pm

I love The Fault in Our Stars. I have reread it at least ten times. I love that Hazel doesn’t need everyone to know her and to love her (even know everyone does.) I love that Augustus want to have everyone love him. John Green you are a genius. You brought love, tragedy, and humour together and that makes your book a thousand times better. I would wish that An Imperial Affliction is a real book because I would love to read it. I am not a big reader, but when I saw the trailer for The Fault in Our Stars the movie I wanted to see it. My parents went to the movie opening weekend without me and said it was amazing. I learned that The Fault in Our Stars is a book, so I read it. After the three days it took me to read the book I couldn’t bring myself to watch the movie because I was nervous that the movie wouldn’t measure up to the book. My mom finally made me watch the movie and I had no idea that I would watch it sixteen times. I do wish that Caroline Mathers had been in the movie. Also that the part in the book when Issac loses his eye and Hazel goes to see him and they lost the qualities of a good nurse made the cut. In the end it was a amazing book, amazing movie, and your an amazing author.


K├ętlin May 21, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Hello, I am a great Brazilin fan of yours books, and I would like to explain some curiosites, here are there questions that I expert you can answer;
(1) As a mere admirer of his incredible work, you could say it’s concidentaly, purposely or a literary style, that you use yours intellectual mysteries and complex philosophies in all your books In order to transmit knowledge?
(2)How nerdfighter , I didn’t realize that in some of your books in the end you choose to talk about decith why do you choose thus kinf of theme among teens? How said in Alasca “Who don’t understand how to get out the maze”
(3)Are you surprise with the impact of your books in all teens around the world?without forgetting that your appreciation came a few years after of your books?


Jessica May 21, 2015 at 11:05 pm

I love you book ‘Let it snow’!!!!!!!
I hope you’re going to write a lot of new good books!

Jessica (12)


Destiny May 22, 2015 at 8:53 am

i really love your books, your a real inspiration! i live in Indianapolis too!!!


Karen May 22, 2015 at 11:01 pm

I am a huge fan of your books I read so many of them and I love each one. You have turned into my favorite author and the only one that seems to understand how it actually feels to be a teen.


Jayden May 24, 2015 at 1:12 pm

I read the fault in our stars and it was amazing! I am about to start reading Paper towns. I hope it is as good as everyone says it is. I love all of your books!


MTHERESSURECTION May 28, 2015 at 12:42 am

Oh it is i am towards the end of it and I can tell you it is an AMAZING read i will probably start all over after i am done reading it but you will not be disappointed at all (QTHERESSURECTION is something from paper towns but i changed it to my first initial of my name)


Hannah May 25, 2015 at 10:08 pm

you’re pretty cool. thanks for that.


(Not really sure) May 26, 2015 at 1:24 am

You are my life but my life isn’t you. It’s kind of a rectangles and squares thing I love you(r books, I don’t love people if all I have to base off of is the concept of them. But maybe one day)


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angelica May 27, 2015 at 7:50 pm

I have read “The Fault in our Stars” for how many times


angelica May 27, 2015 at 7:57 pm

I have read “The Fault in our Stars” for how many times. And I want to know the next chapter of Hazel Grace Lancaster’s life.


Emily Wilson May 28, 2015 at 7:25 am

Dear Mr. John Green,
I’m hoping that doesn’t sound too formal for this “reply” on Paper Towns, which, given some credit, I actually bought months ago, but willingly surrendered it to my sister to read for school. If I would have known it would have taken her so long to return, I would have given her a different book to read. Long story short, I had just finished reading this phenomenal book, but have a few questions to ask about the ending,1. What happened to both Margo and Quentin after the book ended? 2. Did Quentin ever regret not going with Margo to New York instead of going home? 3. What happened when Quentin got home? 4. Were Quentin’s parents more mad about him skipping out on graduation or about the car? Please respond with as much detail as possible. Also, I would like to say, I loved The Fault In Our Stars, I read it in 5 hours. My grandfather died a few years back from cancer, and I would like to tell you how much it means to me that you wrote such a touching book that shined so much light onto the subject. I’m not sure if a lot of the people who read the book realized how many people are actually affected by cancer, and it’s not only the patients that are affected, it’s also the families. I have just begun to read Looking For Alaska, and I can tell already that it’s going to be a great book. I personally believe you should write a book on a kid who was bullied, to show people the actual affects on bullying. I was bullied for three years and would be more than thankful if you could shine the light on the subject. Adults aren’t taking the subject as serious as it should be taken, which makes kids not take it as seriously. You have touched so many people with all of your books and I would like to see you do the same with a book written about bullying or depression since bullying mainly leads to depression. Please respond seeing as it took me all night to think about and plan what I was going to say. It’s currently 5:24 in the morning. Thank you for reading if you have.

Yours Truly,
Emily Wilson


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