“So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around?”
Nora Ephron will long be remembered as the screenwriter of romantic comedy classics “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993), “When Harry Met Sally” (1989), “You’ve Got Mail” (1998), and, more recently, “Julie & Julia” (2009). Ephron’s work as a screenwriter earned her three Oscar nominations for best Original Screenplay. In addition to her screenplays, she wrote several plays including, "Imaginary Friends"; and, with her sister Delia, "Love, Loss, and What I Wore,"; the novel 'Heartburn" based on her divorce from Carl Bernstein; and many essays about her life complied in three books: "Wallflower at the Orgy" (1970), "Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women" (1975), and "Scribble, Scribble: Notes on the Media" (1979). Born in New York City, Ephron grew up in Beverly Hills amidst a family of writers. She began her career writing monthly columns for Esquire and other New York magazines, and was soon recognized for her sharp and witty writing. When “When Harry Met Sally” was released, Ephron established herself as the mother of the modern-day romantic comedy. Her works feature strong female characters with a distinctive voice and wit. Ephron was one of a small number of women writing and directing in the male-dominated film industry.