WBEZ | YA http://www.wbez.org/tags/ya Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Video: Novelist John Green talks 'The Fault in Our Stars' http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-01-09/video-novelist-john-green-talks-fault-our-stars-95403 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2012-January/2012-01-10/john green book flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>John Green was the first guest on the very first <em>Interview Show —&nbsp;</em>four years ago, in February 2008. He'd already published his first, award-winning novel, <em>Looking for Alaska</em>. And since then, it’s been a joy to watch him accomplish more of what he set out to do: write smart, thoughtful young adult novels about love, death, friendship, loneliness — without any vampires.</p><p>In the process, John has helped thousands of teenagers fall in love with books. And he’s also done something I don’t know he set out to do, and that’s inspire a whole community (called "Nerdfighters") who now share a lot more — including their own jargon — than John's novels.&nbsp;</p><p>But the release of a new John Green novel is still the main event. (The day his new book, <em>The Fault in Our Stars</em>, went up on Amazon for pre-order, it shot to number one.) With <em>The Fault in Our Stars</em> out Jan. 10, John visited the show again (on Jan. 6) to talk the book, passing through the red-light district in Amsterdam on the way to the library, and a whole lot more.</p><p>(Note: There may be some audio NSFW. Just listen with headphones!)</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NsslMZ81jls" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p></p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 23:19:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-01-09/video-novelist-john-green-talks-fault-our-stars-95403