Miranda JulyIndie Writer, Artist, Rocker and Filmmaker
One of the preeminent indie artists of the new millennium.
A Berkley, California native, Miranda July was born to literary pedigree, her parents Lindy Hough and Richard Grossinger both writers and professors at Goddard College who founded North Atlantic Books. Even as a teenager July exhibited great ambitions, creating a feminist zine called "Snarla" with her friend and future Le Tigre star Johanna Fateman. After dropping out of UC Santa Cruz during her sophomore year of college, July entered into performing art and film-making, most of her work addressing loneliness, belonging, and alienation. She released You And Me And Everyone We Know, a full-length film which she wrote, directed, and starred in. It won four awards at the Cannes Film Festival, thus solidifying her position as a prominent indie virtuoso. She again proved herself a multi-talented artist with the publication of the short-story collection No One Belongs Here More Than You, after being encouraged to write by her friend Rick Moody. Also appearing in music videos for Sleater-Kinney and Blonde Redhead, July has written, performed, and directed her way into a position as one of the preeminent indie artists of the new millennium.