Literary Anniversaries: 24 August
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:
- 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
- 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 …