‘All her movies are nonfiction’: remembering the life and work of Nora Ephron

you can’t chart the whole of Nora Ephron with just the name-making

hits that placed her atop the end-of-the-century romcom boom, but you can’t do so without them, either.

The polymath writer’s best-known traits – her barbed wit,

her particular taste mistaken by some for pickiness,

her profound and enduring love of food – course through scripting

gigs like When Harry Met Sally … as well as such directorial projects as Sleepless

in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.

Lovelorn and loquacious, this is the Nora fans feel

they know well enough to assume the first-name basis, a characterization that only covers one side of a many-splendored woman.