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John Green

About John Green

John Green is the bestselling author of YA novels such as The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska (both Dutton). His article is adapted from the 2014 Zena Sutherland Lecture, which he delivered on May 2, 2014, at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Does YA Mean Anything Anymore?: Genre in a Digitized World – The Zena Sutherland Lecture

When we look to the astonishing growth of children’s books — especially YA books — in the last twenty years, we like to credit individuals — J. K. Rowling, for instance. But while it’s a kind of national obligation in the United States to praise individuals over collectives, I want to argue tonight that making […]