The Author’s Bookshelf: Stephanie DanlerStephanie Danler is the author of the international and New York Times bestseller, Sweetbitter, and the creator and Executive Producer of the television series based on the novel for Starz. Her work has appeared in The Sewanee Review, Vogue Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Bon Appetit, O Magazine, The Paris Review Daily, and Lit Hub. She is at work on a book of non-fiction, and is based out of Los Angeles, California.
"30 books feels generous, but it’s an impossible task. Books towards what purpose, I kept asking. For vacation and pleasure? Books that have been forgotten and deserve an audience? Books that made me a better writer and thinker? 30 poetry collections wouldn’t even be enough! I settled on a mix of all of the above, moving through my shelves with the mandate that I had to choose books that changed me and that I’ve either read more than once or given as a gift more than once. In these books there’s lots about desire. Lots about loneliness and loss. Lots about women, in various stages of transformation. As a person who has been browsing at The Strand most Wednesday mornings for the past fifteen years, I have now reached the pinnacle of my career and will gratefully retire. Happy Reading."