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.


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]


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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