AUTHORS WITH A PERSONAL TRADEMARK
The Spanish and Catalan editions of the new book by John Green is being published today: THE ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED, a clever, exciting, and personal collection of essays by the author who fascinated us with THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and LOOKING FOR ALASKA.
Green lived in Chicago for several years, where he worked for a magazine named Booklist. While he was there, he reviewed hundreds of books, particularly literary fiction, books about Islam or conjoined twins. Green later lived in New York City for two years.
He also wrote for «National Radio’s» and in 2014, Green was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2006 he won the Printz Award for his debut novel Looking for Alaska.
Aside from being a novelist, Green is also known for his YouTube ventures. In 2007, he launched the Vlogbrothers channel with his brother, Hank Green. Since then, John and Hank have launched events such as Project for Awesome and VidCon and created a total of 11 online series, including Crash Course, an educational YouTube channel teaching literature, history, and science.
Probably, thanks to that last facet, Green has decided to publish this new book, a collection of texts describing different aspects of our present and ranks them from one to five. He observes topics such as QWERTY, internet, Super Mario Kart, whispers, teddy bears or sunsets. These essays, full of beauty, humor, and empathy, make our society face their contradictions and are, at the same time, a celebration of the love for our world. It is a unique register, but it makes a lot of sense, and can open our minds, and calls for a deep reflection.
It has been one of the greatest successes of the agency and that is why we believe we should continue supporting John Green in his literary career because, no matter the register, he always refers to things in a special way.
Selling LOOKING FOR ALASKA, his first novel, which I absolutely loved, was not easy. As a matter of fact, it was published first just for the Latin American market because Editorial Castillo became interested. But that debut contained an interesting and different voice which grew with PAPERTOWNS and was crowned with his bestseller, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, a novel which made me laugh and cry equally and opened the gates to a painful reality in which it is allowed to dream.
I am proud of having this author in the agency and allowing locals to read in our language.