About Sara



Sara Gran

Sara Gran is the author of the novels Dope, Come Closer, Saturn's Return to New York, and the forthcoming Claire DeWitt series. Her work has been published in over a dozen countries and as many languages. She also writes for TV and film. Born in Brooklyn in 1971, Ms. Gran has traveled widely and lived throughout the US including Miami, New Orleans, and Northern Califoria. She now resides in the hot part of California. Before making a living as a writer, Ms. Gran had many jobs, primarily with books, working at Manhattan bookstores like Shakespeare & Co, The Strand, and Housing Works, and selling used & rare books on her own




Who are your favorite writers? My favorite writers include Megan Abbott, Craig Clevenger, Noria Jablonski, Ken Foster, Charlie Huston, Charles Portis, Raymond Chandler, Andrew Vachss, V. C. Andrews, Shirley Jackson, Robert Anton Wilson, Maggie Estep, Grant Morrison, Rex Stout, Annie Rogers, and many more. My all-time favorite novel is probably Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye. Nonfiction, Nelson Algren’s Nonconformity

What are your favorite movies? My favorite filmmakers include David Lynch, the Cohen Brothers, early Roman Polanski, 1950s Alfred Hitchcock, David O. Russell, Noah Baumbach, Wes Anderson, and Mark Levine. My all-time favorite movie is probably Sunset Boulevard.

How/why did you become a writer? I have no idea. Seriously. I have no idea why this happened to me. It's a strange life. But I like it.

How can I become a writer? Write. That's pretty much it. I sold my first book a mere ten years ago with no agent and no help. Small publishers are the way to start.

I want to make one of your books into a movie. That's great. Pretty much all my stuff is always optioned all the time, but if you'd like please contact my agency, RWSG.

Where you do get your ideas? Pretty much everywhere. There's nothing that isn't worth writing about. If you look closely at your life you'll find plenty to write about there, too.


What's your day job? Writing novels. Writing scripts.