John Green, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, was born in 1977 in Indianapolis, USA, where he still lives today. Since his debut, "Looking for Alaska" (2005), he is one of the outstanding new voices of English-language youth literature. Green grew up in Florida, attended a boarding school in Alabama, and studied English and religious studies in Ohio. He worked as a student chaplain in a children's hospital and was a journalist before he became a writer. Greens novels were translated into more than 20 languages ​​and opted for by Hollywood filmproductions. With his brother Hank, he founded the video blog "Brotherhood 2.0" in 2007, which is one of the most popular programs in YouTube history.