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Vendela Vida


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Author, Vendela Vida, discusses her career, marriage, and her writing process. 
Vendela Vida is an American writer, columnist, journalist and editor. She is the author of "And Now You Can Go," and "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name," both named by The New York Times as Notable Books of the Year. Her most recent book, "The Lovers," was published in 2010 by Ecco. She is a founding co-editor of "The Believer," and the editor of "The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers." Vida collaborated on the screenplay of the 2009 film, "Away We Go," with husband, and fellow author, Dave Eggers. She is the co-founder and board member of 826 Velencia, a nonprofit organization that teaches creative writing to children and teenagers.

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Writing Lessons
Vendela Vida shares the writing tips she imparts to her students.

The Perfect Setting
Vendela Vida uses her travels to write, choosing the perfect setting to guide her plots and characters. 

Her Role Models
Vendela Vida looks to her mother, and fellow author, Joan Didion, for inspiration.

"Jump and a Net Will Catch You"
When she made a life-altering decision, Vida knew she had to trust her instincts.

The First Book
After publishing her first and second books, Vendela Vida has realized she has experience on her side.

It's Not Easy
Vida discusses the difficulties of balancing parenting with her writing career.