John Green is the author of popular novels for teens and young adults, including 2012's The Fault in Our Stars. He's also one half of the brother duo whose YouTube channel is known as VlogBrothers. He grew up in Florida and is a 2000 graduate of Kenyon College, where he studied English and Religion. He was a publishing assistant in Chicago and a book reviewer in New York, and in 2005 published his first novel, Looking For Alaska. The book was well-received and sold well, and Green went on to publish the novel An Abundance of Katherines (2006) and Paper Towns (2008), which won the Edgar Award for best young adult novel. By that time, Green and his brother, Hank, were gaining popularity on YouTube for a series of back-and-forth exchanges that came to be known as VlogBrothers and Brothers2. They advocated social activism and their fans became known as "Nerdfighters." The Green brothers went on to make a series of educational videos for teens, and they founded The Foundation to Decrease World Suck, a grassroots charitable organization. Green has also collaborated on a number of young adult novels, and the best-selling The Fault in Our Stars was made into a 2014 movie starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.
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