Jesse Andrews is an American author and screenwriter. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated from Schenley High School and Harvard University. His debut novel, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, won the Cybils Award for Young Adult Fiction when it was published in 2012. Andrews wrote the feature-film adaptation of his novel, also entitled Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance film festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.