Download a PDF to print or study offline.

Study Guide
Cite This Study Guide

How to Cite This Study Guide

quotation mark graphic
MLA

Bibliography

Course Hero. "The Fault in Our Stars Study Guide." Course Hero. 3 Oct. 2017. Web. 17 Aug. 2018. <https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Fault-in-Our-Stars/>.

In text

(Course Hero)

APA

Bibliography

Course Hero. (2017, October 3). The Fault in Our Stars Study Guide. In Course Hero. Retrieved August 17, 2018, from https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Fault-in-Our-Stars/

In text

(Course Hero, 2017)

Chicago

Bibliography

Course Hero. "The Fault in Our Stars Study Guide." October 3, 2017. Accessed August 17, 2018. https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Fault-in-Our-Stars/.

Footnote

Course Hero, "The Fault in Our Stars Study Guide," October 3, 2017, accessed August 17, 2018, https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Fault-in-Our-Stars/.

John Green | Biography

Share
Share

Born on August 24, 1977, John Green grew up in Orlando, Florida, as an anxious and socially awkward child. He graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and religious studies. Initially planning to become an Episcopalian minister, he enrolled in but did not attend the University of Chicago Divinity School where he worked as a chaplain at a children's hospital for six months. It was here he gained inspiration for The Fault in Our Stars. Rather than continue down the path to ministry, he decided to turn to writing to highlight some of the social problems he was encountering.

Green first published Looking for Alaska, a Printz Award winner and New York Times best-selling novel, in 2005. In 2006 he published An Abundance of Katherines. Two years later, Green began blogging with his brother Hank, together starting what would become Vlogbrothers, a YouTube video blog that addresses a variety of scientific, educational, and intellectual topics. In 2008 Green published Paper Towns, which was awarded the Edgar Award (2009) and the Corine Literature Prize (2010). The book was adapted to film in 2015. In 2010 he collaborated with David Levithan to cowrite Will Grayson, Will Grayson before taking a two-year hiatus to write The Fault in Our Stars. Once published, the book became a New York Times #1 best seller and was adapted to film in 2014. That same year, Green and his brother Hank launched CrashCourse, a YouTube platform of video talks by multiple lecturers sponsored through grants as well as public support.

As an author, John Green stands out through the strength of his Internet presence and fan support. He uses a variety of platforms, including podcasts and film, but he focuses on videos and is involved in a variety of projects including Mental Floss video, The Art Assignment, SciShow, sexplanations, hankgames, and Healthcare Triage. Through their video work, John and his brother Hank Green have created a community of individuals self-identifying as nerdfighters who work to support a variety of causes, such as Project for Awesome, a community-based, two-day event initiated in 2007. Individuals are encouraged to upload videos of their favorite charities in an effort to raise awareness and donations. The author's large Internet fan base has translated into support for these online ventures and publications.
Cite This Study Guide

information icon Have study documents to share about The Fault in Our Stars? Upload them to earn free Course Hero access!