"The Fault in Our Stars" is a 2012 novel by the American author John Green. The novel was critically acclaimed and launched the career of its author. It was adapted into a successful movie in 2014 that grossed over 300 million worldwide. The novel tells the story of a seventeen year old girl named Hazel Grace … [Read more...] about The Fault in Our Stars
John Green was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 24, 1977. Green's family often moved when he was a child, first living in Michigan than Alabama and Florida. Green attended Kenyon College in Ohio and graduated with a degree in English and Religious studies in 2000.
After graduating, Green worked for a short time as a student Chaplin at a children's hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He enrolled at the University of Chicago Divinity School although he never actually attended. He originally intended to become a priest but his time working at the hospital inspired him to become a writer instead.
Next, Green moved to Chicago where he began working as a publishing assistant for the book review journal, Booklist. It was while working at the journal that he began writing his first book. "Looking For Alaska" was published in 2005. The book was well received and made the ALA's Top Ten Books for Young Adults list that year and later, the New York Times Bestseller List.
The following year, Green published his second novel, "An Abundance of Katherines" while was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Also in 2006, he marries Sarah Urist and the two went on to have two children together.
Green has written and published four more novels, including the successful "Paper Towns" in 2008 and "The Fault in Our Stars" in 2012. Green has developed a notable online presence and has created many online platforms designed to help teens and young adults. His project Crash Course, is a short form educational series designed to educate high school students and he was one of the creators for VidCon, an annual online video conference that hosts Youtube stars as well as more small-time online celebrities.
In 2007, Green created the Project For Awesome an annual Youtube project where users are encouraged to create videos promoting charities and non-profit organizations. In the year 2012 alone, the project raised almost $500,000 for charity, and in 2015 they raised over 1 million.
Green also has a hand in producing some of the films made from his books. He served as the executive producer for the movie version of his book "Paper Towns" and is currently working on a movie about AFC Wimbledon, a soccer team. Currently, Green lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Sarah and their two children and their dog, Willy.