2014 Tour Dates


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1/26 at 7 p.m., Children's Book World
New York, NY
with Rainbow Rowell and Lucy Christopher

1/27 at 7:30 p.m., McNally Jackson
New York, NY
hosting Lucy Christopher and Gayle Forman

1/29 at 7 p.m., Watchung Booksellers
New York, NY
with Gayle Forman

Order Signed Copies of David’s Books

If you can’t make it to a signing, you can still get a signed copy from Books of Wonder, NYC’s amazing independent children’s bookstore. Order one online at booksofwonder.com

Two Boys Kissing

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Knopf, 2013

Two teen boys aim to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest kiss.

DESCRIPTION

New York Times bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World [...]

Invisibility

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Philomel, 2013

Written with Andrea Cremer. A magical romance between a boy cursed with invisibility and the one girl who can see him.

DESCRIPTION

Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed.

Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you’re invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother [...]

Every Day

Knopf, 2012

Knopf, 2012

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

DESCRIPTION

Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with [...]

Every You, Every Me

Knopf, 2011

Knopf, 2011

A story in words and images, with photographs by Jonathan Farmer.

DESCRIPTION

In this high school-set psychological tale, a tormented teen named Evan starts to discover a series of unnerving photographs—some of which feature him. Someone is stalking him . . . messing with him . . . threatening him. Worse, ever since [...]

The Lover’s Dictionary

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011

My first book about post-teenagers. A love story told in dictionary entries.

DESCRIPTION

How does one talk about love? Is it even possible to describe something at once utterly mundane and wholly transcendent, that has the power to consume our lives completely, while making us feel part of something infinitely larger [...]

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Dutton, 2011

Dutton, 2011

Written with John Green.  Two boys with the same name – that’s how the idea for Will Grayson, Will Grayson began. 

DESCRIPTION

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, [...]

Love Is the Higher Law

Knopf, 2009

Knopf, 2009

The story of three teenagers in New York on 9/11, and how their lives intertwine in the days and weeks and months that follow. 

DESCRIPTION

The lives of three teens—Claire, Jasper, and Peter—are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother [...]

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

Knopf, 2010

Knopf, 2010

Written with Rachel Cohn. An intense correspondence.

DESCRIPTION

“I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook [...]

Likely Story!

Knopf, 2008-2010

Knopf, 2008-2010

(As David Van Etten)

Originally published as separate hardcover novels, all three Likely Story novels are available in one sizzling volume.

David Van Etten is actually three writers: Chris Van Etten is a full-time writer for ABC’s One Life to Live; David Ozanich is a freelance writer and playwright; and David Levithan.

Buy [...]

How They Met and Other Stories

Knopf, 2008

Knopf, 2008

Eighteen stories, all about love, and about all kinds of love.

DESCRIPTION

From the aching for the one you pine for, to standing up and speaking up for the one you love, to pure joy and happiness, these love stories run the gamut of that emotion that at some point has [...]

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss LIst

Knopf, 2007

Knopf, 2007

In this second novel collaboration with Rachel Cohn, things become very complicated when Ely kisses his best friend Naomi’s boyfriend.

DESCRIPTION

Naomi and Ely are best friends. Naomi loves and is in love with Ely, and Ely loves Naomi, but prefers to be in love with boys. So they create their [...]

Wide Awake

Knopf 2006

Knopf 2006

Love, tolerance, and activism each play their part when a gay teen couple travels to Kansas to fight political injustice.

DESCRIPTION

In the not-too-impossible-to-imagine future, a gay Jewish man has been elected president of the United States. Until the governor of one state decides that some election results in his state [...]

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Knopf, 2006

Knopf, 2006

Adapted into a major motion picture, this novel collaboration with Rachel Cohn tells the story of one night in New York as two teens navigate past and future loves.

DESCRIPTION

It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, [...]

Marley’s Ghost

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Dial, 2005

A Valentine’s Day retelling of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, illustrated by Brian Selznick.

DESCRIPTION

Ben is dealing with just about the hardest thing you can think of. His girlfriend Marly has died. A life that was once filled with love and vibrancy is now gray and meaningless. When Marly and several other [...]

The Full Spectrum

Knopf, 2006

Knopf, 2006

A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities (Edited with Billy Merrell)

Awards: The Full Spectrum received a 2006 Lambda Literary Award!

DESCRIPTION

Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they’re looking for answers and insights, as well as a community [...]

Are We There Yet?

Knopf, 2005

Knopf, 2005

How to deal with a brother, in many hard and funny steps, starting with a trip to Italy.

DESCRIPTION

Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, so it’s no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken [...]

The Realm of Possibility

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Knopf, 2004

Twenty kids. One school. Many, many intersections.

DESCRIPTION

Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility— it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting [...]

Boy Meets Boy

Boy Meets Boy

Knopf, 2003

A dippy happy gay teen book.

DESCRIPTION

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance [...]