Friday, May 9, 2008

Now You're Swimming

Did you know that Miranda July's No One Belongs Here More Than You is now available as an audio book? We have a couple big roadtrips planned for later this year so I'm definitely snapping this up. You can too, at, or wherever you, uh, buy your audiobooks (hey, first time for everything).

Also: Listen to an interview with Miranda July on KCRW's Bookworm.

And: Here's a short interview I did with her for V magazine in December 2006, just before the book came out:

5 Questions for Miranda July

1. What are you working on right now? My next screenplay and a related performance that I will do at The Kitchen in early March. Also a book version of my website And soon I will begin promoting my book of short stories that comes out in the spring.

2. What has been inspiring you lately? Dave Eggers' new book, What is the What and the new album by The Blow, Paper Television.

3. Who are your heroes? There are many, but last night I re-watched An Angel At My Table, Jane Campion's movie about the New Zealand writer Janet Frame. I hadn't see it for years and realized that I had really really identified with this story when the movie first came out, despite my life being totally different from Janet Frame's life. My heroes are always people who find a way to tell their story, against all odds.

4. Describe your aesthetic. The best is to wear/ make something that is almost not working, but somehow pull it off. To walk that line.

5. What's your favorite way to keep warm this winter? [give me a break, it's a fashion magazine -ps] Well, I am going to some truly cold places this winter, so I broke down and bought a bunch of hi-tech stuff. Stuff that is not really my style. But I am into it because I am really over being cold.

More info, including an endorsement of Barack Obama, and voting in general, may be found at

1 comment:

wonting said...

Great recommendation S! I've never tried audio books before and I think I'm going to try my first download today.