David Levithan Biography


Type: Writer, Editor

Born: September 7, 1972 (age 43), Short Hills,


At 19, Levithan received an internship at Scholastic Corporation where he began working on the "The Baby-sitters Club serie"s. Levithan still works for Scholastic as an editorial director. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a young-adult imprint of Scholastic Press focusing on new voices and new authors.

In an interview with Barnes & Noble, Levithan claimed that he learned how to write books that were both funny and touching from Judith Viorst's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". He continues to work as both a writer and editor saying, "I love editing just as much, if not more than writing". Levithan's first collaboration with Rachel Cohn, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, was published in 2006 and adapted for the big screen in 2008. His novel " Love is the Higher Law" was published in August 2009.


  • Boy Meets Boy (2003)
  • The Realm of Possibility (2004)
  • Are We There Yet? (2005)
  • Marly's Ghost: A Remix of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, illustrated by Brian Selznick (2005)
  • Wide Awake (2006)
  • How They Met (2008)
  • Love Is the Higher Law (2009)
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson, co-written with John Green (2010)
  • The Lover's Dictionary (2011)
  • Every You, Every Me (2011)
  • Every Day (2012)
  • Invisibility, co-written with Andrea Cremer (2013)
  • Two Boys Kissing (2013)
  • Another Day (2015)
  • Hold Me Closer (2015)

With Rachel Cohn:

  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2006)
  • Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2007)
  • Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (2010)

With David Ozanich and Chris Van Etten:

  • Likely Story (2008)
  • All That Glitters (2008)
  • Red Carpet Riot (2009)

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