George Dawes Green

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George Dawes Green (born 1954) is an American novelist and the founder of the storytelling organization The Moth.

Books and films[edit]

Green published his first novel, The Caveman's Valentine,[1] in 1994; it was adapted into a film (released in 2001) starring Samuel L. Jackson. He quickly followed that success with The Juror (1995),[2] which was also adapted into a film (released in 1996), starring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin. Green did not publish another novel until 2009, when Ravens[3] was released. Set in Green's native Georgia, Ravens was critically acclaimed and hailed by the LA Times as "a triumphant return".[4]

The Moth[edit]

In 1997, Green founded The Moth, a not-for-profit storytelling organization based in New York City. The idea for The Moth came from evenings Green spent staying up late with friends, exchanging stories, while moths flitted around the lights.[5]


  1. ^ George Dawes Green (1994). The Caveman's Valentine (1st ed.). Warner Books. ISBN 9780759521742.
  2. ^ George Dawes Green (1995-01-01). The Juror (1 ed.). Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 9780446518857.
  3. ^ George Dawes Green (2009-07-15). Ravens. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 9780446538961.
  4. ^ Weinman, Sarah (6 December 2009). "'Ravens' by George Dawes Green is among the year's best mysteries and thrillers". Retrieved 8 February 2018 – via LA Times.
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