John Michael Green is an American world’s bestselling author, YouTube content creator, and podcaster. His debut novel, Looking for Alaska, won the Printz Award in 2006 presented by the American Library Association.
He also was a 2009 Edgar Award winner and has twice been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Green’s books have been published in more than 55 languages and over 24 million copies are in print.
Several of Green's works have been adapted for film and television. Almost all film rights for all his books have been optioned to major Hollywood Studios, Fox 2000, and Temple Hill. The movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars was produced by in June 2014, and Paper Towns in the summer of 2015. The limited series adaptation of Looking for Alaska was released on Hulu in 2019. A Netflix adaptation of Let It Snow was released later that year.
Aside from being a novelist, Green is well known for his online content creation, most notably his YouTube ventures. In 2007, he launched the Vlogbrothers channel with his brother, Hank Green. Their videos at the moment have been viewed more than 800 million times.
John and Hank launched the educational YouTube channel Crash Course in late 2011. Brothers and a range of other hosts teach humanities and science courses to viewers, with multiple new series launching each year. Crash Course has over 10.7 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views.
John Green grew up in Orlando, Florida before attending Indian Springs School and then Kenyon College. According to the writer's official site, he currently lives in Indianapolis with his family (wife, Sarah Urist Green, and two children).
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