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Delia Ephron

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Bestselling author and screenwriter Delia Ephron's most recent novel is Siracusa. Her other novels include The Lion Is In and Hanging Up. She has written humor books for all ages, including How to Eat Like a Child and Do I Have to Say Hello?; and nonfiction, most recently Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.). Her films include You’ve Got Mail, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Her hit play Love, Loss, and What I Wore (co-written with Nora Ephron) ran for more than two years off-Broadway and has been performed all over the world. She lives in New York City.

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Delia Ephron They are so different. When I have an idea I generally know what it is -- a book, movie, essay, etc. Screenwriting has a lot of rules -- three act…moreThey are so different. When I have an idea I generally know what it is -- a book, movie, essay, etc. Screenwriting has a lot of rules -- three act structure, inciting incident. Film is basically a visual medium and it is a collaboration. And it isn't literary. It's a blueprint for something else. I am more likely to "structure" the story -- know exactly where it's going with a screenplay. With a novel, I discover it as I go along, even though I do a ton of research on my characters and their histories.
I've never belonged to a writers group but I have lots of writer friends who love them. I do depend on my writer friends for advice and editing before I turn anything in.
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Siracusa

3.42 avg rating — 8,574 ratings — published 2016 — 18 editions
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Sister Mother Husband Dog: ...

3.67 avg rating — 1,775 ratings — published 2013 — 15 editions
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The Lion is In

3.55 avg rating — 1,111 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Frannie in Pieces

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The Girl with the Mermaid Hair

2.82 avg rating — 425 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Hanging Up

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How to Eat Like a Child: An...

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Big City Eyes

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Teenage Romance:  Or How to...

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Do I Have to Say Hello? Aun...

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“Wanting to be liked can get in the way of truth.”
Delia Ephron, Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.

“Being in your twenties has changed a lot since I was in my twenties, but it is still a time everything awful that happens is awful in a romantic way, even if you don't admit it (and you can't admit it because then you would be less important in the tragedy you're starring in, your own life)...because in your twenties you know, even if you don't admit this either, even if this is buried deep in your subconscious, that you can waste an entire decade and still have a life.”
Delia Ephron, Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.

“Again from a distance, Sukie was once again struck by her mother's chic and how different things can seem from far away, how there's more than one truth, the faraway truth and the truth close up.”
Delia Ephron, The Girl with the Mermaid Hair

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