The latest book by Miranda July, The First Bad Man has now popped up on several best of the year lists. She is a multi-talented artist, working in film, fiction, monologue, digital media presentations, and live performance art. This extended version of an interview while on tour for that novel and recorded in January, 2015 runs fifteen minutes longer than the show that originally aired. The First Bad Man is now available in trade paperback. You and me and Everyone We Know is available streaming on Netflix, and The Future is available on DVD.
From Miranda July’s webpage: Miranda’s collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; It Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction. She wrote, directed and starred in The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know — winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. July’s participatory art works include the website Learning to Love You More (with artist Harrell Fletcher), Eleven Heavy Things (a sculpture garden created for the 2009 Venice Biennale), New Society (a performance), and Somebody (a messaging app.) Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles.