Who is John Green?
John Michael Green is an American author who is the author of New York Times Bestseller “Looking for Alaska”. He was born on 24th August 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana USA and raised in Orlando Florida. He has been the proud recipient of the Michael L Printz award for two of his creations, the Corine Literature prize and Edgar award for best young adult novel.
John Green grew up in Orlando where he attended Indian Springs School. He subsequently graduated from Kenyon College in the year 2000 with a double major in English and religious studies.
He lived in Chicago for several years and worked as a publishing assistant for the book review journal Booklist. Throughout this time he was writing ‘Looking for Alaska’. While at Booklist, he reviewed many books on Islam, conjoined twins and other books on fiction. He has reviewed books for the New York Times Book Review and has written a lot for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Chicago’s radio station WBEZ. He soon resigned from Booklist to write full time for his own books.
While his wife Sarah attended graduate school in New York City for two years, he spent two years in New York. He currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and his son Henry.
John’s first novel was ‘Looking for Alaska’ which was based on his own experience at the Indian Springs boarding school. Looking for Alaska won the 2006 Michael L Printz award given by the American Library Association. It also made its way into the ALA 2005 Top 10 Best Books for Young Adults. The filming rights for the book were bought by Paramount in 2005 and the movie based on the novel in underway.
His second novel ‘An Abundance of Katharines’ was published in 2006 and it also won the 2007 Michael L Printz prize. The book was one of the finalists of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize as well. It is soon going to be adapted into a movie.
John Green collaborated on a book called ‘Let it snow’ with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. The book contained three short stories interconnected to each other that happened in a small town on a Christmas evening during heavy snowstorm. His story was titled “A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle”. The book reached 10th spot on New York Times Bestseller list for children books in November 2009.
His third novel debuted at 5th place on New York Times Bestseller List for children’s books. The novel was titled “Paper Towns”. Movie rights for the book have been purchased and John has been hired to give the screenplay for the movie. Paper Towns won the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel in 2009 and the Corine Literature Prize in 2010.
‘The Fault in Our Stars’ is John’s fifth book and was released in 2012. He consented to sign all the 150,000 copies of the first print. Within a few weeks, the book climbed up to the first position in The New York Times Best Seller List for Children’s books.
John has also co-created the video blog named Brotherhood 2.0 with his brother Hank. The video has received more than 30 million views by Nerdfighter fans all over the world.