John Green

Green in 2020 John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American author, YouTuber, podcaster, and philanthropist. His books have more than 50 million copies in print worldwide, including ''The Fault in Our Stars'' (2012), which is one of the best-selling books of all time. Green's rapid rise to fame and idiosyncratic voice are credited with creating a major shift in the young adult fiction market. Green is also well known for his work in online video, most notably his YouTube ventures with his brother Hank Green.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Green was raised in Orlando, Florida, before attending boarding school outside of Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Kenyon College, graduating with a double major in English and religious studies in 2000. Green then spent six months as a student chaplain at a children's hospital. He reconsidered his path and began working at ''Booklist'' in Chicago while writing his first novel. His debut novel ''Looking for Alaska'' (2005) was awarded the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award. While living in New York City, Green published his second novel, ''An Abundance of Katherines'' (2006). Starting on January 1, 2007, John and his brother Hank launched the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, a series of vlogs submitted to one another on alternating weekdays; the videos spawned an active online-based community called Nerdfighteria and an annual telethon-style fundraiser called Project for Awesome, both of which have persisted and grown over time.

John moved back to Indianapolis in 2007, and published three novels over the next three years: ''Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances'' (2008, with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle); his third solo novel, ''Paper Towns'' (2008); and ''Will Grayson, Will Grayson'' (2010, with David Levithan). From 2010 to 2013, John and Hank launched several online video projects, including VidCon, an annual conference for the online video community, and ''Crash Course'' (2011–present), a wide-ranging educational channel. Green's 2012 novel, ''The Fault in Our Stars'', and the 2014 film adaptation were massive commercial and critical successes, leading to several other film and television adaptations of his work. He was included in ''Time'' magazine's 2014 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Green's subsequent projects, his novel ''Turtles All the Way Down'' (2017) and ''The Anthropocene Reviewed'' (2018–2021), dealt more directly with his anxiety and obsessive–compulsive disorder. ''The Anthropocene Reviewed'' began as a podcast in January 2018, with Green reviewing different facets of the Anthropocene on a five-star scale. The podcast was then adapted into ''The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet'' (2021), his first nonfiction book. Since the mid-2010s, John Green has been a prominent advocate for global health causes: he is a trustee for Partners In Health (PIH), supporting their goal of reducing maternal mortality in Sierra Leone, and has worked with PIH, USAID, the Stop TB Partnership, and the government of the Philippines, among others, in fighting tuberculosis worldwide. Provided by Wikipedia
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