Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. She wrote, directed and starred in The Future (2011) and 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 (Scribner, 2007), won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in 26 countries. The nonfictional It Chooses You (McSweeney's) was published in 2011. In 2000, July created the seminal participatory website, Learning to Love You More, with artist Harrell Fletcher, and a companion book was published in 2007 (Prestel); the work is now in collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 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 two Whitney Biennials. In 2013, over 100,000 people from 170 countries subscribed to her email-based artwork, We Think Alone (commissioned by Magasin 3, Stockholm.) July's first novel, The First Bad Man, will be published by Scribner in early 2015. Raised in Berkeley, California, she lives in Los Angeles.