Literary Anniversaries: 24 August

Is this one of the most recognisable book covers of the last 10 years or so?

Is this one of the most recognisable book covers of the last 10 years or so?

Today in 1977, John Green was born in Indianapolis.

Green is probably best known for his sixth novel, The Fault In Our Stars (2012)  – which means that fans have another 5 to read whilst awaiting his next work!

A couple of interesting facts for you about the novel:

  1. the title is an adaptation of a quotation from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (which incidentally, says:  ‘The fault […] is NOT in our stars but in ourselves’); and
  2. when the book was published, Green personally signed all 150,00 copies of the first run.  I’d love to know how long that took him …
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2 comments on “Literary Anniversaries: 24 August
  1. Eleanor says:

    So many people tell me how good it is, so I must read it!

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