From The Washington Post’s Adam Bernstein:

“Take notes,” Nora Ephron’s mother advised her as a child. “Everything is copy.”

Her mother, a Broadway playwright and Hollywood screenwriter, imbued Ms. Ephron with a razor-sharp self-awareness and the ambition to transform workaday absurdities, cultural idiosyncrasies, romantic foibles and even marital calamity into essays, novels and films brimming with invitingly mordant wit. She credited her mother with bestowing “this kind of terrific ability, not to avoid pain but to turn it over and recycle it as soon as possible.”

Nora Ephron, who gained a devoted following for her perceptive, deeply personal essays and parlayed that renown into a screenwriting career of wistful romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail, the marital exposé Heartburn and the whistleblower drama Silkwood, died June 26 at a hospital in New York. She was 71.

TAGS: , , ,

TNB's ARTS & CULTURE section features essays, reviews, and interviews in the world of film, television, visual, comedy, and theater arts. Cynthia Hawkins serves as our Arts & Culture Editor.

One response to “Nora Ephron, RIP”

  1. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in truth was once a enjoyment account it. Look complicated to more brought agreeable from you! By the way, how can we keep up a correspondence?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *