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John Green
Green in 2014
Green in 2014
Born John Michael Green
August 24, 1977 (1977-08-24) (age 44)
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
Sarah Urist Green (m. 2006)
Children 2
Relatives Hank Green (brother)

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Green at the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, in 2008

John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) 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, science, and other topics.

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