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    Having partnered with Noah Baumbach on indie darlings “Frances Ha” and “Mistress America,” Greta Gerwig stepped out on her own for “Lady Bird,” a breakout film in 2017 that garnered swooning notices, Golden Globe nominations, and established her as a triple-threat writer-director-actor. Although she came to fame as an actor in movies by Woody Allen and Whit Stillman, Gerwig’s interest in writing was sparked by playwrights such as Tom Stoppard and Arthur Miller, and liberated by fellow Californian Joan Didion. “It was the first time I’d read something by an artist—a great artist—who was working in the same place I was from and writing about it,” she told Francis Ford Coppola in Interview magazine. “And it was the first inkling I had that maybe I didn’t need to be a different person in order to make something that was worth anything.

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    Nicole Holofcener

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    Crime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    Jesse Peretz

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    Metropolitan Life

    Fran Lebowitz

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    Nia Vardalos


    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    John Irving

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    Christopher Guest


    Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

    Garry Wills

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    Amber Tamblyn


    Autobiography of Red

    Anne Carson

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    Niki Caro



    Haruki Murakami

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    Asif Kapadia

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    In Ghostly Japan

    Lafcadio Hearn

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    Robert Longo


    The Painted Bird

    Jerzy Kosinski

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    John Cameron Mitchell


    The Subtle Knife

    Phillip Pullman

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