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Nora Ephron Nora Ephron THU, NOV 18, 2010, 7:30 PM Town Hall Seattle Co-Presented by University Book Store  
Event format: lecture and book signing 
 
"Nora Ephron can write about anything better than anybody else can write about anything."
      --John Leonard, The New York Times
 
Nora Ephron’s mother, a screenwriter, once gave her the advice “Everything is copy.” Ephron has taken this message to heart in her career as a reporter, director, screenwriter, and novelist. On writing, she says “I can’t understand why anyone would write fiction when what actually happens is so amazing.” Her #1 New York Times bestseller I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, is a candid, humorous collection of essays about women of a certain age. In her most recent book, I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections, Ephron addresses with wit and wisdom the trials of modern life, in essays on "The Six Stages of E-mail" and anticipating everything she has yet to forget in "What I Won’t Miss" and "What I Will Miss."
 
Ephron started her career as a newspaper reporter for the New York Post and then became a magazine writer for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and New York Magazine. She has two best-selling collections of essays: Crazy Salad and Scribble, Scribble. In 2007, she joined The New York Times as a guest columnist. After gaining a reputation as a journalist, Ephron turned to screenwriting and directing. Her break out success came in 1989, with the release of When Harry Met Sally, followed four years later with another box office hit, Sleepless in Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. This film, which Ephron also directed, grossed over $200 million worldwide and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay. Ephron again teamed up with Hanks & Ryan for You’ve Got Mail which was also an international box office hit. Ephron’s play, Imaginary Friends, debuted on Broadway in 2002 and was followed by a play she co-wrote with her sister, Love, Loss and What I Wore. Her most recent film, was the critically acclaimed Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
 
Nora Ephron lives in New York City with her husband, journalist/screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, and their dog. 
 
Selected Work
Books
I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections (November 2010)
Wallflower at the Orgy (2007)
I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (2006)
Crazy Salad (2000)
Heartburn (1983) – became a screenplay, then a film starring Meryl Streep
 
Films
Julie and Julia (2009) – Director and Screenwriter
You’ve Got Mail (1998) – Director and Screenwriter
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)  – Director and Screenwriter, Academy Award nomination for          Best Original Screenplay
When Harry Met Sally (1989) - Screenwriter, Academy Award nomination for Best Original
   Screenplay
Silkwood (1983) - Screenwriter, Academy Award nomination for Best Original
   Screenplay
 
Screenwriting
Cookie
My Blue Heaven
This is My Life
Mixed Nuts
Michael
Hanging Up
 
Links
Nora Ephron on The Colbert Report (November 2006)
 
Nora Ephron “Wit and Wisdom on Growing Old” The Today Show ((August, 2006)
 
Julie & Julia trailer
 
Nora Ephron on The Charlie Rose Show with Meryl Streep discussing Julia & Julia (August 2009)\ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaEw2EVPaLI
 
Nora Ephron's parody on The Girl Who Played With Fire “The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut” (The New Yorker, July, 2010)
 
Ephron shares her earliest memories of living in New York (New York Magazine, March, 2010)
 
Ephron on 'The Six Stages of Email' (New York Times Op-Ed, July 2007)
 
Nora Ephron on her love of online Scrabble games (New York Times, May 2007)
 
Nora Ephron on Her Personal History in the New Yorker (New Yorker Magazine, Oct. 11, 2010)
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/11/101011fa_fact_ephron
 
Celebrating OpEd's 40th Anniversary with Ephron's All the President's Girls:
 
Jeffrey Steingarten cooks with Nora Ephron:
Simon Armitage
Poetry Series, British poet Simon Armitage discusses his work with Poetry Series Curator Rebecca Hoogs. Photo by Sheila Addleman