Apparently unsatisfied with a career as filmmaker, video star, website designer, and author–now she’s become an award-winning author as well. Richard Lea reports in the Guardian that Miranda July has won the Frank O’Connor for her collection No One Belongs Here More Than You (“Award-winning film-maker scoops short story prize“–what, not “short-story”?).
Not only did she beat out Alice Munro (who didn’t even make the shortlist), she got to hear the judge say this:
“The award has been won by a book of original genius,” he said, “a book which we believe will endure for a long time.”
Not a bad laurel to rest your head on at night.