Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

John Green's Rise to Internet (and Real-Life) Fame

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

John Green's Rise to Internet (and Real-Life) Fame

Article excerpt

March 28, 2005

Greenfs debut novel,

Looking for Alaska,h is

published. It gains little

popularity but wins the

2006 Michael L. Printz

Award for Excellence in

Young Adult Literature.

Sept. 21, 2006

Greenfs second novel,

An Abundance

of Katherines,h is

published. It was a

finalist for the 2007

Printz Award but

lost to Gene Luen

Yangfs gAmerican

Born Chinese.h

Jan. 1, 2007

Greenfs brother Hank

posts the first video

blog of the Brotherhood

2.0 series, a project

created by the brothers

to strengthen their

relationship. They

call their channel

Vlogbrothers, and

it has more than 2

million subscribers.

Feb. 15, 2007

After mistakenly

reading the name of

the arcade game gAero

Fightersh as gNerd

Fighters,h Green vlogs

about what it would

mean to be a nerd

fighter. Henceforth,

fans of the brothers

Green proudly refer

to themselves as

Nerdfighters.

Dec. 17, 2007

The Project for

Awesome, an annual

fundraiser initiated

by the brothers to

gdecrease worldsuck,h

begins. The project has

raised more than $1

million, and the 2013

campaign was the

most funded video/

Web campaign in

Indiegogo history.

July 18, 2008

Hank Greenfs song

gAccio Deathly Hallowsh

debuts on YouTube

and quickly goes viral,

launching the brothers

into Internet stardom.

It has been viewed

nearly 2 million times.

Oct. 2, 2008

With friends and

co-authors Maureen

Johnson and Lauren

Myracle, Green releases

gLet It Snow,h a

collection of holidaythemed

short stories.

Oct. 16, 2008

Greenfs third novel,

Paper Towns,h debuts

at No. 5 on the New York

Times best-seller list

for childrenfs books. It

would go on to win the

2009 Edgar Award for

best young adult novel.

April 6, 2010

Green and David

Levithan release

gWill Grayson, Will

Grayson,h a book split

between two narrators

and presented as

alternating chapters.

Green wrote the

chapters for one

character and Levithan

wrote the chapters

for the other.

Jan. 10, 2012

A hit before it even

hits bookshelves, gThe

Fault in Our Starsh is

released. The New York

Times describes it as ga

blend of melancholy,

sweet, philosophical

and funny.h

Jan. 26, 2012

Crash Course, a

YouTube channel

developed by the

brothers Green, debuts. …

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