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Stephanie Danler


Stephanie Danler

Stephanie Danler is a novelist, memoirist and screenwriter. Her latest book is a memoir, STRAY. She is the author of the international bestseller, SWEETBITTER, and the creator and executive producer of the "Sweetbitter" series on Starz. Her work has appeared in the Sewanee Review, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review and The Paris Review Daily. Her nonfiction received an Honorable Mention in Best American Essays 2018, and her criticism won the 2019 Robert B. Heilman award from the Sewanee Review. She is based in Los Angeles, California.

Stephanie Danler

Books by Stephanie Danler

by Stephanie Danler - Memoir, Nonfiction

After selling her first novel --- a dream she'd worked long and hard for --- Stephanie Danler knew she should be happy. Instead, she found herself driven to face the difficult past she'd left behind a decade ago: a mother disabled by years of alcoholism, further handicapped by a tragic brain aneurysm; a father who abandoned the family when she was three, now a meth addict in and out of recovery. After years in New York City, she's pulled home to Southern California by forces she doesn't totally understand, haunted by questions of legacy and trauma. Here, she works toward answers, uncovering hard truths about her parents and herself as she explores whether it's possible to change the course of her history.

by Stephanie Danler - Fiction

Newly arrived in New York City, 22-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen. In SWEETBITTER, Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift.