In this episode, co-hosts Jennifer and Zakiya discuss the life and work of prolific, multi-talented—and dramatic—writer Nora Ephron with pop culture journalist Erin Carlson, author of I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy.
Nora Ephron was a journalist, screenwriter, essayist, playwright, filmmaker, and blogger perhaps best known for writing classic romantic comedy films like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and more.
Erin Carlson is a journalist who has covered the entertainment industry for The Hollywood Reporter and The Associated Press as an editor and reporter. Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Glamour, Fortune and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She’s the author of two critically acclaimed Hollywood histories, I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy and Queen Meryl. She holds a masters in journalism from Northwestern, and has been profiled in The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle.
About the hosts: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the author of the New York Times bestseller Seinfeldia and her new book When Women Invented Television. Zakiya Dalila Harris’ debut novel, The Other Black Girl, is a New York Times bestseller and is available from Atria Books in the US, and Bloomsbury Books in the UK.