Vendela Vida





Vendela Vida


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

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Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of four books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Nameand The Lovers, and a founding editor of The Believer magazine. She is also the co-editor of Always Apprentices, a collection of interviews with writers, and Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence, a collection of interviews with musicians. As a fellow at the Sundance Labs, she developed Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name into a script, which received the Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award. Two of Vida’s novels have been New York Times Notable Books of the year, and she is the winner of the Kate Chopin Award, given to a writer whose female protagonist chooses an unconventional path. She lives in Northern Califo ...more

Average rating: 3.48 · 10,131 ratings · 1,895 reviews · 63 distinct works · Similar authors
Let the Northern Lights Era...

3.59 avg rating — 3,443 ratings — published 2007 — 24 editions
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The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

3.44 avg rating — 3,269 ratings — published 2015 — 17 editions
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The Lovers

3.19 avg rating — 1,403 ratings — published 2010 — 24 editions
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And Now You Can Go

3.25 avg rating — 901 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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The Believer Book of Writer...

3.86 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Girls on the Verge: Debutan...

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Confidence, or the Appearan...

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Always Apprentices: The Bel...

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The Believer, Issue 111

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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

“...and on some nights in bed, in that moment before sleep erased the day, I would picture the way the sky in Lapland looked the morning I left, how the train had sped south beneath a sky that was brighter than it had been in weeks. It had pulsed with reds and oranges, as though hiding a beating heart.”
Vendela Vida, Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name



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