This boy is darling! He just adores acting and comes across so sincere. Ansel Elgort is on a roll, the boy who has starred in Carrie, then in the Fault in Our Stars and now onto Divergent — he’s certainly picked some of the best books to star in.
Anyway… check out this darling boy on Jimmy Kimmel. He is an upcoming star no doubt and he does a great interview. You can see how high he is on the fun and is so un-jaded by the industry. It’s sweet to see. A fresh breath of innocence in a hardened industry.
If you haven’t noticed, Fangirlish is particularly pleased with quite a few writers on this LIST HERE.
We’re especially proud of John Green for winning such an honor because the man works hard to make a difference in the world – all over the world – and not just in his little pocket of the universe.
Congratulations, Mr. Green on the L.A. Times book prize Innovators Award.
Susan Straight won the Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. The other high honor from this literary grouping.
More so, some major highlights for us here at Fangirlish was seeing Rainbow Rowell and Jonathan Stroud show up in the Young Adult category and Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling) in the Mystery/Thriller category.
The winners of the L.A. Times book prizes will be announced at an awards ceremony April 11, the evening before the L.A. Times Festival of Books, April 12-13. Held on USC’s campus in Bovard Auditorium, the awards are open to the public; tickets will be made available in late March. Details can be found online at www.latimes.com/bookprizes.
What a great group of authors. Take a minute to congratulate them, yeah?! They are wonderful and check out the full list of finalists because you might discover someone you haven’t read before and know that they’ll be wonderful if you try them out.
The LA Times posted an excellent feature on John Green and his time on the set of The Fault In Our Stars, which hits theaters on June 3.
One of the things they touched upon was Green’s friendship with Esther Earl, who was his inspiration for The Fault In Our Stars.
It wasn’t until he met 14-year-old cancer patient Esther Earl at a Harry Potter convention that his thoughts about children with illness took shape as a real story. He spent a lot of time with Esther toward the end of her life, organizing her Make-a-Wish (bringing all her online friends to Boston for a weeklong celebration). After she died, his novel came alive.
He says flatly that Esther was not the basis for his protagonist, Hazel Grace, who has stage 4 thyroid cancer.
“Hazel and Esther are very different people, but I could never have written Hazel had I never been friends with Esther,” said Green, sitting outside a hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, dressed casually in a green “Hunger Games”-themed T-shirt and jeans. “My friendship with Esther taught me two things: how empathetic and outwardly focused teenagers can be, and that Esther’s life was still a good life and she was glad to have lived it.”
Green, who was a strong presence on the film set, also talked about his thoughts on the adaptation.
The author, who wasn’t at all involved with the adaptation, said he loved the script — some parts, he said, were better than his novel. “When I saw their draft, I liked the ending better than I liked the ending of my book,” Green said. “That was a good feeling — and a little bit annoying.”