Green speaking at VidCon in 2012
|Born||John Michael Green|
August 24, 1977
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
|Education||B.A., English and Religious studies|
|Alma mater||Kenyon College|
|Genre||Young-adult fiction, radio, video|
|Notable awards||Michael L. Printz Award |
2006 Looking for Alaska
2008 Paper Towns
|Spouse||Sarah Urist Green|
|Relatives||Hank Green (brother)|
Career[change | change source]
His first novel, Looking For Alaska, was published by Dutton Children's Books in 2005. It won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award.
Green's second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was published in 2006.
On October 16 2008 Paper Towns was published. In 2009 it was given the Edgar Award for best Young Adult novel.
Green wrote a book with another young adult novel writer called David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson. It was published in 2010. It is about two boys who are both called Will Grayson. Half of the book is written from the perspective of Will Grayson 1. The other half is written by Will Grayson 2. Green wrote half of the book and Levithan wrote the other half.
The Fault in Our Stars was released in 2012. It is about a girl with cancer. It got very good reviews. Time magazine called it "damn near genius". Booklist called it his best novel yet. It won Teen Book of the Year at the 2013 Children's Choice Book Awards. A movie of it was released in June 2014.
Personal life[change | change source]
He lives with his wife in Indianapolis, Indiana. They have two children, Henry and Alice.
References[change | change source]
- Grossman, Lev (6 February 2012). "The Topic of Cancer" – via content.time.com.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to John Green at Wikimedia Commons