John Michael Green

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General Information

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Name: John Michael Green

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana






Vlogbrothers on YouTube:

CrashCourse on YouTube:

Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Green lived in Chicago for several years. While living there, he worked for the book review journal Booklist as a publishing assistant and production editor while writing Looking for Alaska.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Green is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers and co-created the online educational series CrashCourse.

He's also written stories for several anthologies including

  • “The Great American Morp” in 21 Proms
  • “The Approximate Cost of Loving Caroline” in Twice Told
  • “Freak the Geek” in Geektastic

Outside of Chicago, Green grew up in Orlando and has lived in Birmingham, New York City and Ohio. He was born in and currently resides in Indianapolis.

Published Works

  • Looking for Alaska, Speak Publishing, 2006
  • An Abundance of Katherines, Speak Publishing, 2006
  • Let It Snow, Speak Publishing, 2008 written with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
  • Paper Towns, Speak Publishing, 2009
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Speak Publishing, 2011 - written with David Levithan
  • The Fault in Our Stars, Dutton, 2012
  • Turtles all the way Down, Dutton, 2017

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Looking for Alaska

ISBN: 0142402516
Release Date: 2006-12-28

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An Abundance of Katherines

ISBN: 9780142410707
Release Date: 2008-10-16

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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

ISBN: 0142412147
Release Date: 2008-10-02

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Paper Towns

ISBN: 014241493X
Release Date: 2009-09-22

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The Fault in Our Stars

ISBN: 9780525478812
Release Date: 2012

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Literary Awards

Looking for Alaska

  • Michael L. Printz Award, 2006
  • Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2005
  • Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults, 2006
  • Teens’ Top 10 Award, 2006
  • Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2006
  • Book for the Teen Age, New York Public Library
  • Editor's Choice Title, Booklist
  • Discover Great New Writers Selection, Barnes & Noble
  • Original Voices Selection, Borders
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015

An Abundance of Katherines

  • Michael L. Printz Honor Award, 2007
  • Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2007
  • Editor's Choice Title, Booklist
  • Best Book of the Year, Kirkus
  • Fanfare List, Horn Book
  • Best Books for Young Adults Title, ALA

Paper Towns

  • Edgar Award, 2008
  • Best Books for Young Adults Title, ALA
  • Editor’s Choice Title, Booklist
  • Best Book of the Year, SLJ
  • Editor’s Choice, VOYA
  • Top Ten Books for Teens, Amazon
  • Best Books title, Chicago Public Library
  • Book for the Teen Age, New York Public Library

The Fault in Our Stars

  • #1 Fiction Book of 2012, Time Magazine
  • #1 Bestseller, New York Times
  • #1 Bestseller, Wall Street Journal
  • #1 Bestseller, Indiebound
  • #1 Bestseller, USA Today
  • #1 International Bestseller
  • #9 Bestseller, The Bookseller (UK)
  • Book Club Pick, TODAY
  • Editor’s Choice, New York Times Book Review
  • Starred Reviews, Booklist, School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Horn Book, and Kirkus
  • Teen Book of the Year, CBC Awards, 2013
  • Book of the Year, Nickelodeon MPN Awards, Brazil
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

Other Awards:

  • Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Prize - Honors an author whose work is aimed at a teen audience, addresses themes especially relevant to adolescents, inspires young readers, and champions literacy.
  • One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, TIME Magazine

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)


External Links

John Michael Green on WorldCat


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