After graduating from Kenyon College, I worked for a few months as a student chaplain at a children's hospital. I moved to Chicago in 2000 and began working for Booklist Magazine as an assistant, and then as production editor. I reviewed books for Booklist and recorded commentary for Chicago's NPR station while writing my first novel. Looking for Alaska was published in 2005, followed by An Abundance of Katherines (2006) and Paper Towns (2008). I am also the co-creater (with my brother, Hank) of the nerdfighter movement, a sprawling video-based experiement in activism and online community. I live in Indianapolis with my wife, Sarah, a curator of contemporary art.
Looking for Alaska won the Michael L. Printz Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It won many other awards and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. An Abundance of Katherines was a 2007 Michele L. Printz Honor book. Paper Towns spent three weeks on the New York Times' Bestseller list and was named a 2009 ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Looking for Alaska
Dutton, March 2005
An Abundance of Katherines
Dutton, September 2006
Dutton, October 2008
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan)