Jesse Andrews

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Jesse Andrews
Jesse Andrews MFF 2015.jpg
Born (1982-09-15) September 15, 1982 (age 35)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Novelist, screenwriter

Jesse Andrews (born September 15, 1982) is an American novelist and screenwriter.

Novels[edit]

His debut novel, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, was published by Harry Abrams in 2012 and won that year's Cybils Award for Young Adult Fiction.[1] He also wrote the feature-film adaptation of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and produced by Indian Paintbrush.[2] It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Audience Award (U.S. – Dramatic) and the Grand Jury Prize (U.S. – Dramatic).[3]

He wrote a second book, The Haters, published by Amulet books, in April 2016.[4] He said that he was inspired by his own experience with road-travelling bands.[5]

Background[edit]

Andrews was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of both Schenley High School and Harvard University.[6] His family is Jewish.[7]

He learned jazz in high school.[8]

He is currently based in Boston, Massachusetts.[9]

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