Over a year later, it is still difficult to accept the fact that Nora Ephron is no longer around. The author, director, journalist, novelist, and just about anything you came up with might be remembered by many as the person who shaped the modern romantic comedy, but she was really so much more than that, and that’s why her work, both written and filmed, deserves any attention it gets.
Aside from the fact that you can find You’ve Got Mail on television during just about any part of the day, the latest way to appreciate Ephron’s talent is the new collection of her work, The Most of Nora Ephron (Knopf). The book is organized by Ephron’s many different roles, from screenwriter to her time at the New York Post in the 1960s.
While we could go on and on about our love for Ephron’s entire body of work, we figured it might be best to ask a few of our favorite writers to tell us in their own words about something Ephron did that sticks out in their mind the most when they hear her name.