Call for Papers: Special Section on "Reflecting on ‘The Teen Whisperer’: Twenty Years of John Green"
Edited by Dr Jennifer Gouck
Hailed by Margaret Talbot of The New Yorker as “the teen whisperer,” John Green has arguably been one of the most influential YA authors of the twenty-first century. Yet Green was not an instant success. His debut novel, Looking for Alaska, sold only a few thousand copies – most of which, Green told Shannon Maughan in an interview for Publishers Weekly, were hand-sold. Despite garnering critical acclaim in the form of the 2006 Printz Award, Alaska did not become a bestseller until seven years after its 2005 publication.