Miranda July - Author

About the Author

Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist and writer. Her collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's and The New Yorker; It Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction. She wrote, directed and starred in The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know - winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. July's participatory art includes the website Learning to Love You More (with artist Harrell Fletcher), Eleven Heavy Things (a sculpture garden created for the 2009 Venice Biennale), New Society (a performance), and Somebody (a messaging app.) Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles. www.mirandajuly.com Follow @Miranda_July on Twitter

Featured books by Miranda July

The First Bad Man

The First Bad Man

Author: Miranda July Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

This is The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. A Guardian literary highlight for 2015. A Huffington Post 'One to Watch' in 2015. Astounding. (Lena Dunham, creator of Girls and author of Not That Kind of Girl). The First Bad Man brings together all of July's talents - it's a book that must be read, a book that must be purchased - in duplicate - one for you, one for a friend. Don't think you can loan this book - you'll never get it back. (A M Homes, author of This Book Will Save Your Life and May We Be Forgiven). The first novel by the filmmaker, artist and bestselling author Miranda July confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man is dazzling and unforgettable.

The First Bad Man

The First Bad Man

Author: Miranda July Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Astounding . (Lena Dunham, creator of Girls and author of Not That Kind of Girl). The First Bad Man brings together all of July's talents - it's a book that must be read, a book that must be purchased - in duplicate - one for you, one for a friend. Don't think you can loan this book - you'll never get it back . (A M Homes, author of This Book Will Save Your Life and May We Be Forgiven). The first novel by the filmmaker, artist and bestselling author Miranda July confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man is dazzling and unforgettable.

No One Belongs Here More Than You

No One Belongs Here More Than You

Author: Miranda July Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

The bestselling, critically acclaimed winner of HTE 2007, Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Blisteringly good. (Guardian). In her remarkable stories of seemingly ordinary people living extraordinary lives, Miranda July reveals how a single moment can change everything. Whether writing about a middle-aged woman's obsession with Prince William or an aging bachelor who has never been in love, the result is startling, tender and sexy by turns. One of the most acclaimed and successful short story collections, No One Belongs Here More Than You confirms Miranda July as a spectacularly original, iconic and important voice today.

Other books by Miranda July

The First Bad Man

The First Bad Man

Author: Miranda July Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

This is The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. A Guardian literary highlight for 2015. A Huffington Post 'One to Watch' in 2015. Astounding. (Lena Dunham, creator of Girls and author of Not That Kind of Girl). The First Bad Man brings together all of July's talents - it's a book that must be read, a book that must be purchased - in duplicate - one for you, one for a friend. Don't think you can loan this book - you'll never get it back. (A M Homes, author of This Book Will Save Your Life and May We Be Forgiven). The first novel by the filmmaker, artist and bestselling author Miranda July confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man is dazzling and unforgettable.

No One Belongs Here More Than You

No One Belongs Here More Than You

Author: Miranda July Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

The bestselling, critically acclaimed winner of HTE 2007, Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Blisteringly good. (Guardian). In her remarkable stories of seemingly ordinary people living extraordinary lives, Miranda July reveals how a single moment can change everything. Whether writing about a middle-aged woman's obsession with Prince William or an aging bachelor who has never been in love, the result is startling, tender and sexy by turns. One of the most acclaimed and successful short story collections, No One Belongs Here More Than You confirms Miranda July as a spectacularly original, iconic and important voice today.

First Bad Man

First Bad Man

Author: Miranda July Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2015

From the acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of No One Belongs Here More Than You, a spectacular debut novel that is so heartbreaking, so dirty, so tender, so funnyso Miranda Julythat readers will be blown away.Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other peoples babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the womens self-defense nonprofit where she works. She believes theyve been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one. When Cheryls bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a little while, Cheryls eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Cleethe selfish, cruel blond bombshellwho bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, provides her the love of a lifetime. Tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual obsession and fierce maternal love, Miranda Julys first novel confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man is dazzling, disorienting, and unforgettable.

It Chooses You

It Chooses You

Author: Miranda July, Brigitte Sire Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2011

In the summer of 2009, Miranda July was struggling to finish writing the screenplay for her much-anticipated second film. During her increasingly long lunch breaks, she began to obsessively read the PennySaver, the iconic clas-sifieds booklet that reached everywhere and seemed to come from nowhere. Who was the person selling the Large leather Jacket, $10 ? It seemed important to find out - or at least it was a great distraction from the screenplay. Accompanied by photographer Brigitte Sire, July crisscrossed Los Angeles to meet a random selection of PennySaver sellers, glimpsing thirteen surprisingly moving and profoundly specific realities, along the way shaping her film, and herself, in unexpected ways. Elegantly blending narrative, interviews, and photographs with July's off-kilter honesty and deadpan humour, this is a story of procrastination and inspiration, isolation and connection, and grabbing hold of the invisible world.

Learning to Love You More

Learning to Love You More

Author: Miranda July, Harrell Fletcher Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2007

In a world obsessed with 'reality' programming, the collaborative public art project known as Learning To Love You More offers a refreshing take on how people think, act and love. Created by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher, the web-based project, begun in 2002, offers more than sixty 'assignments' that can be completed by anyone: 'Write the phone conversation you wish you could have'; 'Draw a constellation from someone's freckles'; 'Take a flash photo under your bed.' Completed assignments are posted on the web site; to date, more than 5,000 people have participated - artists and non-artists of all ages, from Tokyo to Tel Aviv. July and Fletcher have curated a selection of the most memorable submissions - some moving, others hilarious and oddly brilliant, to create a pop culture collage that tells a larger story about life today. The result is an engaging, heartwarming, idea sparking book sure to inspire, teach, and entertain. Her film Me And You And Everyone We Know (Film Four) was a cult hit in 2005 - it won 15 Awards including the Golden Camera at Cannes and the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the Sundance film festival.

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