John Green

 -Grew up in Florida before attending boarding school just outside of Birmingham Alabama.
- The boarding school, called Indian Springs School, inspired the setting of Looking for Alaska.
- Attended Kenyon College.  
- Worked as a publishing assistant in Chicago while writing Looking for Alaska.
- In 2007, as a sort of “self promotion” Green and his brother set up a project they called “Brotherhood 2.0” in which they gave up all actual contact with each other and only communicated through video blogs.
- Even as the project ended, the brothers continued their video blogs and expanded the concept, creating as their hub. Green’s website cites the nerdfighters as “a community of people who fight for intellectualism and to decrease the overall worldwide level of suck.” The nerdfighters have contributed in raising money to fight poverty, as well as other humanitarian goals.
- Released in 2005, Looking for Alaska is Green’s first novel. The book won the Michael L. Printz award and was included in the 2005 ALA top ten books in young adult literature.
- The film rights to Looking for Alaska were purchased in 2005 and we can expect the movie to be released sometime in 2013.
- Green’s other works include An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in our Stars. His Collaborative works include Let it Snow, which he created with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which he created with David Levithan.
- Currently lives in Indiana with his wife, Sarah and son Henry, both of whom are regularly mentioned in his video blogs. 

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