Delia Ephron

Delia Ephron
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Ephron in 2013
Born (1944-07-12) July 12, 1944 (age 74)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter, producer
Years active1979–present
Jerome Kass
(m. 1982; died 2015)
Parent(s)Henry Ephron
Phoebe Ephron
RelativesNora Ephron
Amy Ephron
Hallie Ephron

Delia Ephron (/ˈɛfrən/ EF-rən;[1] born July 12, 1944) is an American bestselling author, screenwriter, and playwright.[2]

Life and career[]

Ephron was born in New York City, the second eldest of four daughters of screenwriters Phoebe and Henry Ephron. She is Jewish. Her movies include You've Got Mail, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,[3] Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. She has written novels for adults (Hanging Up and the recent The Lion Is In) and teenagers (Frannie in Pieces and The Girl with the Mermaid Hair), books of humor, (How to Eat Like a Child), and essays.

Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Vogue, More, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post. In 2011, she won an Athena Film Festival award for creativity and panache as a screenwriter.[4]

Ephron collaborated with her elder sister, Nora, on Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which ran for over two and a half years Off-Broadway. It has played in cities across the U.S., as well as in cities around the world including Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Manila, and Sydney.[citation needed]





Ephron in New York, September 17, 2013, Barnes & Noble.


  1. ^ "Delia Ephron on the Closeness and Complexity of Sisterhood". Fresh Air. NPR. December 9, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013. Interview.
  2. ^ Foderaro, Lisa W. (July 4, 2010). "Jennifer Raab; Multitasking, With Time for the Roses". The New York Times. p. 2. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Film review: Special. Visual Imagination Ltd. 2005. p. 397.
  4. ^ "February 9-12, 2017 New York City". Athena Film Festival. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  5. ^ Horn, John (August 2, 1991). "Troubled `Starr' Trek for Brooke Shields film". The News and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. p. 3E.

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