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STEPHANIE DANLER

Stephanie Danler first came to Aspen Summer Words as a student in the 2014 Novel Editing workshop. She returned to Aspen in 2017 as a featured speaker at Winter Words, where she shared her debut novel “Sweetbitter” alongside two other Summer Words alumnae. 

Stephanie Danler is the author of the New York Timesbestselling novel “Sweetbitter.” The book is being adapted for television by Starz, with Danler serving as an executive producer and screenwriter on the show.  After receiving her MFA in Fiction from The New School in 2014, she attended the Novel Editing Workshop at Aspen Summer Words, where she revised an early draft of her novel. A coming-of-age tale, Sweetbitter follows a small-town girl as she begins her adult life in the underworld of an upscale Manhattan restaurant. Danler’s work has also appeared in Vogue, Travel + Leisure, Lit Hub and The Paris Review Daily. 

Summer Words alums Stephanie Danler, Anna Noyes and Molly Prentiss return to Aspen after breakout debut books
The Aspen Times, Andrew Travers, March 23, 2017

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