Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. She grew up in Berkeley, California where she began her career as a teenager, writing and directing plays. July’s videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in the 2002 and 2004 Whitney Biennials. Eleven Heavy Things, her interactive sculpture garden, is currently on view in the 2009 Venice Biennale. She 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. Her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, was published in 2007 and won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. It has been translated into 17 languages. Her fiction has also been printed in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. In 2002 July created the participatory website, learningtoloveyoumore, with artist Harrell Fletcher, and a companion book was published in 2007 by Prestel. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is working on a new movie entitled, The Future.