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Date of Birth August 24, 1977
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John Green (author)

John Michael Green is an American author and YouTube content creator. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his fourth solo novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012. The 2014 film adaptation opened at number one at the box office. In 2014, Green was included in Time magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World. Another film based on a Green novel, Paper Towns, was released on July 24, 2015. Aside from being a novelist, Green is also well known for his YouTube ventures. In 2007, he launched the Vlogbrothers channel with his brother, Hank Green. Since then, John and Hank have launched events such as Project for Awesome and VidCon and created a total of 11 online series, including Crash Course, an educational channel teaching Literature, History, and Science, later joined by fourteen other courses as of 2018.

Born: John Michael Green, August 24, 1977, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation: Author, vlogger
Nationality: American
Alma mater: Kenyon College (BA)
Period: 2005–present
Genre: Young adult fiction, bildungsroman, romance, radio, video
Notable works: Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All The Way Down, Vlogbrothers, Crash Course
Notable awards: Michael L. Printz Award, 2006 Looking for Alaska, Edgar Award, 2009 Paper Towns
Children: 2
Relatives: Hank Green (brother)
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About John Green

Young adult fiction writer who reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list with his 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars. His other novels include Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines, and Looking for Alaska.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in English and religious studies from Kenyon College in Ohio. He then set out to become an Episcopal priest; however, his time spent as a chaplain in a Chicago children's hospital discouraged him from entering divinity school, and he instead decided to pursue writing.

Achievement

In addition to being a novelist, he is a prominent YouTuber; along with his brother Hank Green, he started the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel on Jan 1, 2007. He and Hank also co-founded numerous channels, including CrashCourse and SciShow, as well as the YouTube conference VidCon.

Family Life

He was born in Indiana to Sydney and Mike Green; he grew up in Florida before attending boarding school in Alabama. He married Sarah Urist Green in 2006, with whom he has two children: Henry and Alice.

Associations

His novel The Fault in Our Stars was turned into a movie starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Paper Towns, another novel, was also made into a film starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne.

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Latest information about John Green updated on January 21, 2021.

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