Bestselling author and screenwriter Delia Ephron, the daughter of classic Hollywood screenwriters Henry and Phoebe Ephron and sister to writers Nora, Amy, and Hallie Ephron, grew up in a world of words.
Delia’s career began when she published a 500-word essay in The New York Times Magazine. Entitled “How to Eat Like a Child,” the essay became a bestselling book, television special, and musical review. Since then, she has written over 10 books and been published in The Wall Street Journal, O the Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and New York Magazine. She is now a frequent Op-Ed contributor to The New York Times.
While continuing her success as a published author, Delia also moved to the world of screenwriting. Along with her sister Nora, Delia produced and co-wrote You’ve Got Mail and Hanging Up, which was directed by Diane Keaton. She was also a co-screenwriter on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and an associate producer on Sleepless in Seattle.
Siracusa, Delia's latest New York Times bestseller, was named a Staff Pick by Publishers Weekly. “This is literature that keeps the pages turning, the story of marriage and friendship, betrayal, love and avarice,” wrote Publishers Weekly. “Ephron's bringing together her beautifully developed characters and placing them out of their comfort zone.” The audio book of Siracusa, also available now, features John Slattery.
Available on July 9, 2016, Siracusa will also be adapted to a feature film, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon of the Sundance-hit Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. For the first time since You’ve Got Mail, Delia is reteaming with Meg Ryan, who will direct The Book, a new film based on a story by Ephron.
In 2008, Delia and Nora adapted Love, Loss and What I Wore to the stage, which ran off-Broadway for over two-and-a-half years and won a Drama Desk Award. The Ephron sisters expanded the book into a collection of stories and monologues about relationships, clothes, and memory. Delia recognizes that life is all about adaptation and change.
In Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.), Delia’s witty and thoughtful essays put a hilarious and poignant spin on life’s absurdities, obsessions, and hardships, reflecting on the death of her sister, her favorite bakeries, becoming a writer, her mother's alcoholism, and her unabashed love for her dog.
- Delia Ephron on Life and Change (2014)
- Delia Ephron: Sister Mother Husband Dog (2013)
- Morning Joe: Delia Ephron talks about her sister, Nora
- Growing Up With Alcoholic Parents Makes You A 'Watcher' (2013)
- Delia on Mother-Daughter Relationships (2014)
- Are Pet Psychics Real? (2014)
- Ephron: Your Writing Is Your Fingerprint (2013)
Nothing is constant. Everything in life is always in flux: what we want, what we dream of, what makes us happy, what makes us unhappy. This talk is about change. Change you want to make, change you are forced to make, change you’re scared to make, and all the ways our childhoods make it easier or harder for us to adapt. Drawing from her own life and professional experience, Delia Ephron talks about the times in her life when she has had to change direction. This talk — which can be crafted in various ways to suit the audience’s needs — mines Ephron’s talent for both the serious and the funny.Read More >
The ability to collaborate is one of the most important life skills. Ephron would argue it is the most important, since we need to collaborate in our careers as well as in friendship, marriage, and parenting. Our professional and personal lives can be enriched by understanding nature of collaboration. In her most recent book, Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.), Delia Ephron writes extensively about collaboration. Drawing off twenty years collaborating in the movie business as well as in theater, and as a writer and producer, Delia Ephron talks about collaboration: when it works, when it doesn’t, how it can go on the rocks, and how to make yourself a better collaborator.Read More >
- Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.)
- Love, Loss and What I Wore
- You've Got Mail
- Do I Have to Say Helo?
- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
- How to Eat like a Child
- Big City Eyes
- The Lion Is In
This is a comment from one of our attendees:
'Something amazingly cathartic happened to me while I was listening to Delia Ephron's keynote. Wasn't expecting it at all. One of those aha life moments. Will be forever grateful for that.'”