John Green Honored with Chicago Tribune’s Young Adult Literary Prize

John Green has been honored with the Chicago Tribune’s Young Adult Literary Prize. The prize is given to authors who develop and maintain a connection with readers. (Anybody who knows about John Green will agree that he truly deserves this award!)

As co-founder of Nerdfighters.com and an avid user of social media, Green has built himself a large and avid fan base.

“The Chicago Tribune’s Young Adult Literary Prize celebrates the connection between writers and young readers,” says Gerould Kern, the paper’s editor. “In John Green, we are delighted to honor an extraordinary talent who has established an enduring bond with young people everywhere.” (Chicago Tribune)

Green has won the Printz Award and the Edgar mystery writing award. This, however, is his first lifetime achievement award.

…I was really, really happy when I heard about it. I wrote my first novel and my second novel in Chicago. It was the place where I became a writer. It’s my favorite city. So it meant a lot to me. (John Green)

Green has been working on his Crash Course series for YouTube where he gives lesson on world history that make it accessible for everyone.

I have loved so many of John Green’s books, as have many people my age. Which is your favorite?

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About Josephine Hardy

A 26-year-old writer from Melbourne, Australia currently living with her husband in Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). Content Marketing Producer at Simply Measured, hobby genealogist, cat lover, and world traveler.

Posted on May 19, 2012, in Book News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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