John Green

American author and vlogger

John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American writer. He writes young-adult fiction novels. He is also a YouTuber, who is known for making Crash Course and other videos.

John Green
Green speaking at VidCon in 2012
Green speaking at VidCon in 2012
BornJohn Michael Green
(1977-08-24) August 24, 1977 (age 46)
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
OccupationWriter, critic
EducationB.A., English and Religious studies
Alma materKenyon College
GenreYoung-adult fiction, radio, video
Notable works
Notable awardsMichael L. Printz Award
2006 Looking for Alaska
Edgar Award
2008 Paper Towns
SpouseSarah Urist Green
  • Henry Green
  • Alice Green
RelativesHank Green (brother)




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 2 2008, Let It Snow was published. It was a book that Green wrote with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.

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.[1] It won Teen Book of the Year at the 2013 Children's Choice Book Awards.[2] A movie of it was released in June 2014.

Green's fans are called nerdfighters. He has a younger brother called Hank Green. The brothers have made video blogs (vlogs) on YouTube since 2007.

Personal life


He lives with his wife in Indianapolis, Indiana. They have two children, Henry and Alice.


  1. Grossman, Lev (6 February 2012). "The Topic of Cancer" – via
  2. "Jeff Kinney, VlogBrother win Children's Choice Book Awards | GlobalPost". Archived from the original on 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2013-11-27.

Other websites


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