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David Levithan - Author

About the Author

David Levithan won the Lambda Literary Award for his debut novel Boy Meets Boy, but is probably best known for his collaborations with John Green (Will Grayson, Will Grayson) and Rachel Cohn (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which was also made into a film).

As well as being a New York Times best-selling author, David is also a highly respected children’s book editor, whose list includes many luminaries of children’s literature, including Garth Nix, Libba Bray and Suzanne Collins. He lives and works in New York.

David says

‘I find it downright baffling to write about myself, which is why I’m considering it somewhat cruel and usual to have to write this brief bio and to update it now and then. The factual approach (born ’72, Brown ’94, first book ’03) seems a bit dry, while the emotional landscape (happy childhood, happy adolescence – give or take a few poems – and happy adulthood so far) sounds horribly well-adjusted. The only addiction I’ve ever had was a brief spiral into the arms of diet Dr Pepper, unless you count My So-Called Life episodes as a drug. I am evangelical in my musical beliefs.’

Featured books by David Levithan

Other books by David Levithan

Someday

Someday

Author: David Levithan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The sequel to the New York Times best-selling Every Day Every day a new body. Every day a new life. Every day a new choice. For as long as A can remember, life has meant waking up in a different person's body every day, forced to live as that person until the day has ended. A always thought there wasn't anyone else who was like this. A was wrong. Someday starts where Every Day left off. David Levithan takes readers further into the lives of A and Rhiannon, exploring more deeply what Every Day and Another Day had originally asked: What is a soul? What makes us human? And does gender matter when it comes to love? New York Times best-selling author David Levithan returns to one of his most moving and compelling stories, with the original novel, Every Day, adapted for the screen and hitting theatres 2018. Levithan's powerful novel explores the complexities of first love, in a way that will capture anyone who loves Rainbow Rowell, John Green and Jandy Nelson.

Every Day Film Tie-in

Every Day Film Tie-in

Author: David Levithan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Soon to be released as a major motion picture, from the team behind Everything Everything. From the genius of David Levithan, co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist, comes a love story like no other you've read before. Each morning, A wakes up in a different body. There's never any warning about who it will be, but A is used to that. Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. And that's fine - until A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with - every day . . . A stunningly original novel that will make you view the world from a different perspective. You can also read Rhiannon's side of the story in Another Day. Levithan's powerful novel explores the complexities of first love in a unique way that will captivate anybody who loved Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park and Jandy Nelson's I'll Give You the Sun. Have you read David Levithan's other ground-breaking novels? Another Day How They Met and Other Stories Marly's Ghost Two Boys Kissing And in collaboration with Rachel Cohn: The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List David is the New York Times best-selling author of Boy Meets Boy and Marly's Ghost. While among his many collaborations are Will Grayson, Will Grayson with Fault in Our Stars author John Green. David's latest collaboration with Rachel Cohn, The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily, was picked by Zoella for her Book Club with WHSmiths. David is also a highly respected children's book editor, whose list includes many luminaries of children's literature, including Garth Nix, Libba Bray and Suzanne Collins. He lives and works in New York.

You Know Me Well

You Know Me Well

Author: David Levithan, Nina Lacour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed. That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way. When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other -- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more. Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour and David Levithan, the best-selling author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.

21 Proms

21 Proms

Author: David Levithan, Daniel Ehrenhaft Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

From an amazing array of authors including John Green, David Levithan, E. Lockhart, Libba Bray, Ned Vizzini and Holly Black ... 21 prom stories you'll never forget. It's supposed to be one of the best nights of your life. Or, at least, you're supposed to have a good time. But what if you'd rather be going with your best friend's date than your own? What if a sinister underground society of students has spiked the punch? What if your date turns out to be more of a frog than a prince? Or what if he's (literally) an ape? There are ways you can fight it. You can protest the silliness of the regular prom by hosting a backwards prom - also known as a morp. You can throw a prom for fat girls. You can stay at home to watch old teen movies and get your cute neighbor and his cuter brother to join you. You can dance to your own music.

Hold Me Closer The Tiny Cooper Story

Hold Me Closer The Tiny Cooper Story

Author: David Levithan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

Larger-than-life character Tiny Cooper, from the bestselling novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, finally tells his own story the only way he knows how - as a stupendous musical. This is the full script of Hold Me Closer, the musical written by and staring Tiny Cooper, from the New York Times bestselling novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, written by David Levithan and John Green. Filled with humour, pain, and 'big, lively, belty' musical numbers, readers will finally learn the full story of Tiny Cooper from his birth and childhood to his quest for love and his infamous eighteen ex-boyfriends. David Levithan is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels for young readers including Every Day, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), Invisibility (with Andrea Cremer) and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn), which was turned into a feature film. He's the editorial director of Scholastic Press, and has edited hundreds of books including the mega-hits The Hunger Games and Shiver. David lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Marly's Ghost

Marly's Ghost

Author: David Levithan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

David Levithan, bestselling author of Every Day, gives Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol a Valentine's remix When Ben's girlfriend, Marly, dies, he feels his life is over and the prospect of Valentine's Day without her fills him with bitterness. But then Marly arrives - or at least, her ghost does - along with three other spirits. Now Ben must take a journey through Valentines past, present and future - and what he learns will change him forever. David Levithan is master of blending fantasy and romance, and Marly's Ghost has every bit as wonderfully strange and magical as Every Day and Another Day. David is the New York Times best-selling author of Boy Meets Boy and Marly's Ghost. While among his many collaborations are Will Grayson, Will Grayson with Fault in Our Stars author John Green, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn, which became a major film. David's latest collaboration with Rachel, The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily, was picked by Zoella for her Book Club with WHSmiths. Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson, now has his own novel: Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story. David is also a highly respected children's book editor, whose list includes many luminaries of children's literature, including Garth Nix, Libba Bray and Suzanne Collins. He lives and works in New York.

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Author: David Levithan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Sometimes your destination is not where you arrive... A gorgeously thoughtful novel by the co-author with John Green of `Will Grayson, Will Grayson' Danny isn't used to having something in common with Elijah, however slight. Their last name is the rope that ties them together. Danny and Elijah's lives could not be more different. But a journey together sweeps them up in the romance, wonder and breathtaking beauty of Italy. And falling in love opens their eyes to the distance that's grown between them. Can one girl remind them of what it means to be brothers?

Invisibility

Invisibility

Author: David Levithan, Andrea Cremer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2013

Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed. Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you're invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled. It's easy to blend in there. Then Stephen and Elizabeth meet. To Stephen's amazement, she can see him. And to Elizabeth's amazement, she wants him to be able to see her - all of her. But as the two become closer, an invisible world gets in their way - a world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses. And once they're thrust into this world, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how deep they're going to go - because the answer could mean the difference between love and death. From the critically acclaimed and bestselling authors David Levithan - who wrote Every Day and co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn, as well as many other novels - and Andrea Cremer - who wrote the bestselling Nightshade series - comes a remarkable story about the unseen elements of attraction, the mortal risks of making yourself known, and the invisible desires that live within us all. David Levithan and Andrea Cremer met each other in Washington, DC, even though that's not where they live. Andrea was pretty certain she wasn't invisible, but David confirmed that fact by introducing her to some other writers, who were all able to see her. Before writing with Andrea, David had never written a novel with a one-word title. His novels include Every Day, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green) and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn). You can visit David at www.davidlevithan.com and follow his lover's dictionary on Twitter @loversdiction. He lives just outside New York City. Andrea's novels include Nightshade, Wolfsbane, Bloodrose, Rift and Rise. You can visit her at www.andreacremer.com and follow her on Twitter @andreacremer. She lives in New York City, quite visibly.

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Author: David Levithan, Rachel Cohn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

I've left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don't, put the book back on the shelf, please. At the urge of her lucky-in-love brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of dares on her favourite bookshop shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept. Curious, snarky Dash isn't one to back down from a challenge - and the Book of Dares is the perfect distraction he's been looking for. As they send each other on a scavenger hunt across Manhattan, they're falling for each other on paper. But finding out if their real selves share their on-page chemistry could be their biggest dare yet...'One of the best books I've ever read' - The Guardian on Every Day.

Every You, Every Me

Every You, Every Me

Author: David Levithan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2012

Love Is The Higher Law

Love Is The Higher Law

Author: David Levithan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2010

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Movie Tie-in

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Movie Tie-in

Author: David Levithan, Rachel Cohn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2009

Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing

Author: David Levithan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2006

From the New York Times best-selling author of Every Day, another thoughtful and original perspective on relationships. 2014 Lambda literary award winner and 2014 Stonewall Honor Book, Two Boys Kissing explores how people fall in and out of love, and what is means to discover yourself. The two boys kissing are Craig and Harry. They're hoping to set the world record for the longest kiss. They're not a couple, but they used to be. Peter and Neil are a couple. Their kisses are different. Avery and Ryan have only just met and are trying to figure out what happens next. Cooper is alone. He's not sure how he feels. As the marathon progresses, these boys, their friends and families evaluate the changing nature of feelings, behaviour and this crazy thing called love under the watchful eyes of a Greek chorus of a generation of men lost to AIDS. David Levithan connects recent history with the present moment in a novel that is both a celebration of equality and a memorial to a lost generation. David is the New York Times best-selling author of Boy Meets Boy and Marly's Ghost. While among his many collaborations are Will Grayson, Will Grayson with Fault in Our Stars author John Green, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn, which became a major film. Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson, now has his own novel: Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story. David is also a highly respected children's book editor, whose list includes many luminaries of children's literature, including Garth Nix, Libba Bray and Suzanne Collins. He lives and works in New York. Praise for Every Day: `Every Day is a wonder.' Patrick Ness, author of Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls

The Full Spectrum

The Full Spectrum

Author: David Levithan, Billy Merrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2006

The Realm of Possibility

The Realm of Possibility

Author: David Levithan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2006

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