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Individual Author Record

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Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction

Born: 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Green lived in Chicago for several years. While living there, he worked for the book review journal Booklist as a publishing assistant and production editor while writing Looking for Alaska.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Green is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers and co-created the online educational series CrashCourse. He's also written stories for several anthologies including* The Great American Morp in 21 Proms * The Approximate Cost of Loving Caroline in Twice Told* Freak the Geek in Geektastic Outside of Chicago, Green grew up in Orlando and has lived in Birmingham, New York City and Ohio. He was born in and currently resides in Indianapolis.


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Awards

-- '''''Looking for Alaska''''' -- *Michael L. Printz Award, 2006

-- *Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2005

-- *Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults, 2006

-- *Teens Top 10 Award, 2006

-- *Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2006

-- *Book for the Teen Age, New York Public Library

-- *Editor's Choice Title, Booklist

-- *Discover Great New Writers Selection, Barnes & Noble

-- *Original Voices Selection, Borders

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015

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-- '''''An Abundance of Katherines''''' -- *Michael L. Printz Honor Award, 2007

-- *Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2007

-- *Editor's Choice Title, Booklist

-- *Best Book of the Year, Kirkus

-- *Fanfare List, Horn Book

-- *Best Books for Young Adults Title, ALA

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-- '''''Paper Towns''''' -- *Edgar Award, 2008

-- *Best Books for Young Adults Title, ALA

-- *Editor's Choice Title, Booklist

-- *Best Book of the Year, SLJ

-- *Editor's Choice, VOYA

-- *Top Ten Books for Teens, Amazon

-- *Best Books title, Chicago Public Library

-- *Book for the Teen Age, New York Public Library

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-- '''''The Fault in Our Stars''''' -- * #1 Fiction Book of 2012, Time Magazine

-- * #1 Bestseller, New York Times

-- * #1 Bestseller, Wall Street Journal

-- * #1 Bestseller, Indiebound

-- * #1 Bestseller, USA Today

-- * #1 International Bestseller

-- * #9 Bestseller, The Bookseller (UK)

-- * Book Club Pick, TODAY

-- * Editor's Choice, New York Times Book Review

-- * Starred Reviews, Booklist, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Horn Book, and Kirkus

-- * Teen Book of the Year, CBC Awards, 2013

-- * Book of the Year, Nickelodeon MPN Awards, Brazil

-- * ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013