Green grew up in Florida, but moved to Alabama to complete school at the Indian Springs School. Indian Springs is fictionalized as "Culver Creek" in Looking for Alaska. After he graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio, Green worked as a chaplain at a children's hospital.
He then worked as a reviewer for Booklist magazine in Chicago, Illinois. He has also written for National Public Radio's All Things Considered and for Mental Floss magazine. Green and his brother, Hank, undertook a project to communicate with each other for a year solely by publicly-posted YouTube videos. The "Brotherhood 2.0" project lasted from January 1 to December 31, 2007. The Greens' YouTube presence continues on his vlogbrothers channel.
- Green, John (2005) Looking for Alaska. ISBN 0525475060
- Green, John (2006) An Abundance of Katherines. ISBN 0525476881
- Green, John (2008) Paper Towns. ISBN 0525478188
- Green, John; Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle (2008) Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances ISBN ISBN 0142412147
- Green, John & David Lavitham (2010) Will Grayson, Will Grayson. ISBN 0525421580
- Green, John (2012) The Fault in Our Stars. ISBN 0525478817
- "John Green (author)" Wikipedia - (November 8, 2007) - accessed November 13, 2007