John Green

John Green

Crime writer
Date of Birth: 24.08.1977
Country: USA

Biography of John Green

John Green is a well-known author of young adult novels and a prominent figure in the online community. He was born on August 24, 1977, in Indianapolis, but his family moved to Orlando, Florida shortly after his birth. Green attended private elementary schools in Orlando before enrolling in prestigious boarding schools, which would later serve as inspiration for his novels.

John Green

As a child, Green experienced a difficult upbringing and endured constant bullying from his classmates. In 2000, he graduated with honors from a liberal arts college in Ohio, majoring in English and Religion. He then enrolled in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago with the intention of becoming an Episcopal priest. However, his work as a chaplain in a children's hospital made him realize the importance of engaging and interesting books for young readers. This experience led him to pursue a career as a children's writer.

John Green

Green spent several years working for the renowned Chicago literary magazine, 'Booklist,' where he held various positions, including assistant publisher and managing editor. During this time, he reviewed numerous books, including children's literature, and contributed critical reviews to prestigious publications such as the 'New York Times.' Green also hosted literary radio programs, further establishing his presence in the literary world.

John Green

Throughout his career, Green worked on his own manuscript titled 'Looking for Alaska,' based on his childhood memories of a school in Alabama, particularly the death of a student. The book departed from traditional young adult literature tropes, focusing on the real world and the complex relationships, friendships, and hardships faced by modern teenagers. 'Looking for Alaska' was published by 'Dutton' in 2005 and received mixed reactions. While some teachers deemed certain scenes too realistic and classified the book as suitable for older teens, most parents did not share this opinion. Interestingly, the book continued to gain popularity for six years, remaining on the 'New York Times' bestseller list in 2012. It received various awards, including the American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults. Although the film rights were acquired by Paramount, no movie adaptation was produced.

Green's subsequent work, 'An Abundance of Katherines,' a young adult novel about a protagonist who only dates girls named Katherine, earned him further recognition and awards. He also wrote a Christmas-themed short story, 'A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle,' for the children's anthology 'Let It Snow,' published by 'Speak' in 2008. Despite Green's belief that this story was not as significant as his other works, the anthology reached the 10th spot on the bestseller list for children's books. In the same year, Green released another young adult novel, 'Paper Towns,' which featured teenage love, adventures, a mysterious disappearance, and enigmatic clues. The book became a bestseller and earned Green the Edgar Allan Poe Award. While the film rights were acquired by Fox 2000, no progress has been made on the movie adaptation.

In 2012, Green published his most successful novel to date, 'The Fault in Our Stars.' This poignant story follows a sixteen-year-old girl with cancer who meets a fellow amputee basketball player at a support group. The book spent two months at the top of the bestseller list and is currently being adapted into a film. Green is currently working on his next novel, tentatively titled 'Racket.'

In addition to his novels, Green is also known for his popular video blogs. He co-founded Brotherhood 2.0 in 2007 with his younger brother Hank. This was followed by the annual VidCon conference, starting in 2010, and the charitable Project for Awesome (P4A). Green's wife, Sarah, who previously worked as a museum curator, is also involved in these projects and currently develops artistic video blogs for television. The couple has two children, Henry and Alice.

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