Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. July wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. Miranda July’s most recent film is The Future (2011). Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You (Scribner, 2007), won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty countries. Her latest book, a work of non-fiction, is entitled It Chooses You (McSweeney’s, 2011).
July created the participatory website, learningtoloveyoumore, with artist Harrell Fletcher and a companion book was published in 2007 (Prestel); the work is now in collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Eleven Heavy Things, the interactive sculpture garden she designed for the 2009 Venice Biennale, was most recently on view in Union Square in New York and presented by MOCA in Los Angeles. Raised in Berkeley, California, she currently lives in Los Angeles.
Year(s) Awarded: 2012
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