Miranda July wrote Lost Child! when she was seven. Now she is an award-winning film-maker, a writer, and an artist whose work Eleven Heavy Things was presented at the Venice Biennale (2009), Union Square in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

July’s film Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. Her short-story collection, No One Belongs Here More Than You (2008), won the prestigious Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and is published in 23 countries.  Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Harper’s, and her debut novel, The First Bad Man, was an immediate New York Times bestseller. 

Lost Child! is a New Zealand premiere, and a one-off, just like July. 

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Gallery of Ireen Demut event photographs.

"This, this right here, this is why we have literary festivals: so we can meet people like
Miranda July" – review in Booksellers New Zealand's We Love Books blog.

"An inspiring stroll through an off-beat life from the fringes to something very near the mainstream now" – Simon Sweetman review at Off the Tracks blog.

Miranda July interview in The Believer magazine and a feature in New Zealand Listener

Miranda July interview in the Sunday Star-Times.

Ten reasons we love Miranda July in ARTicle.