Vendela Vida





Vendela Vida

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in San Francisco, California, The United States
September 06, 1971

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Vendela Vida (born September 6, 1971) is an American novelist, journalist, and editor who lives in Sausalito with her husband, writer and publisher Dave Eggers. She graduated from San Francisco University High School in her hometown before attending Middlebury College as an undergraduate. She received an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. She has written three books, Girls on the Verge, And Now You Can Go, and Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name. She co-founded and co-edits the monthly periodical The Believer. She also edited The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers.

Based on her Columbia thesis, 2000's Girls on the Verge examines modern coming-of-age rituals for young women, including gang initiations and sorority...more


Average rating: 3.48 · 5,710 ratings · 1,091 reviews · 63 distinct works · Similar authors
Let the Northern Lights Era...
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 2,878 ratings — published 2007 — 25 editions
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The Lovers
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 1,173 ratings — published 2010 — 23 editions
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And Now You Can Go
3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 784 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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The Believer Book of Writer...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Girls on the Verge: Debutan...
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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Confidence, or the Appearan...
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The Believer, Issue 99
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“People pretend things didn't happen. Or so what, they happened, it's okay. Well, it's never okay. It's always ruined.”
Vendela Vida, Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

“Recently, everything around me felt familiar yet amiss, like the first time you ride in the back seat of your own car.”
Vendela Vida, Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

“Even the air between them seemed to be dented, waiting to be straightened again.”
Vendela Vida, The Lovers



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