Miranda July is an acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author with an astonishing, genre-spanning body of work.

Her story, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. July wrote, directed and starred in the films The Future and You Me and Everyone We Know  (which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or). She has recorded several albums through Kill Rock Stars.

She completed an art project with Lena Dunham and Kirsten Dunst (among others) where they sent her private letters. July then consolidated those into a weekly newsletter and sent it to upwards of 104,892  people. Her iOS app, “Somebody” allows users to compose a message to be delivered to another in person – it also allows you to deliver someone else’s message in person.

On January 28, she will join author Sheila Heti at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St.) to talk about her debut novel of ‘The First Bad Man’. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there is a cash bar reception starting at at that time. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Visit here for more info.