MIRANDA JULY is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. She wrote No One Belongs Here More Than You, a book of short stories that won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and The First Bad Man, a novel. She wrote and directed the movies Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Future, and the forthcoming Kajillionaire. Her films have won numerous prizes, including the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles.
"Titled simply Miranda July, Prestel's excellent new
"mid-career retrospective" of the artist highlights July's enduring
interest in the very darkest aspects of human existence."
"If you're familiar with the award-winning author and filmmaker, this chronological survey of her idiosyncratic career will offer fascinating new insights into her cross-disciplinary work. And if you're not, well, get ready for a visually striking, celeb-filled (Carrie Brownstein! David Byrne! Spike Jonze!) introduction to one of the most interesting artists of our time." -Entertainment Weekly
"It's a fascinating, chronological hop-scotch across formative pieces and works, delving into her archive to shed light on her constantly evolving process and heartfelt themes of intimacy and connectivity, whatever the medium. The section on Love Diamond is a personal fave, and the story of her square-toed nurses shoes." -Dazed
"...the trick of Miranda July is how successfully it translates the technique to the page, tracking the ping-bang-whiz of her kinetic thoughts." -Alta