Jesse Andrews

Jesse Andrews (born September 15, 1982) is an American novelist and screenwriter. He wrote the screeplay for the film adaptation of Every Day.

Jesse Andrews
Born (1982-09-15) September 15, 1982
OccupationNovelist, 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]

His second novel, The Haters, was published by Amulet books in April 2016.[4] He said that he was inspired by his own experience with road-travelling bands.[5] His third novel, Munmun, was published in April 2018. The novel is set in an alternate reality where size is proportional to wealth.[6]


Andrews was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of both Schenley High School and Harvard University.[7] His family is Jewish.[8]

He learned jazz in high school.[9]

He currently resides in Berkeley, California.[10]


  1. "The 2012 Cybils Awards - Cybils Awards". Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  2. "'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl,' made and set in Pittsburgh, premieres today at Sundance Film Festival". Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  3. Hipes, Dominic Patten,Patrick (February 1, 2015). "'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl' Takes Top Dramatic Honors At Sundance; Is It The Next 'Whiplash'? – Winners List". Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  4. "'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' author Jesse Andrews reveals next book". August 12, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  5. "Q & A with Jesse Andrews".
  6. "Books — jesse andrews dot com". jesse andrews dot com.
  7. Jesse Andrews, About Me: Bio,
  8. Bloom, Nate (June 10, 2015). "Jews in the News: Ahmed Zayat, Eric Balfour and Ashley Tisdale". Jewish Federation of Tampa]].
  9. "Q & A with Jesse Andrews". Retrieved May 10, 2017.
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