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This May filmmaker/musician/actress/performing artist/writer Miranda July is going to unleash her book, "No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories", upon the world. She'll have several events lined up in New York, one with her biggest fan - David Byrne.

In his online journal, he wrote:

"I had recently read her book of collected short stories which is due out in about a month — No one Belongs Here More Than You

— which are so good I was both inspired and jealous. Why jealous, I don’t know, I don’t aspire to write fiction. They are sweet, tender, innovative and sexy in a sometimes slightly disturbing way. It’s almost shocking to read something that is contemporary, post-modern, whatever, but also full of tenderness and appreciation for the subtle, funny and delicate connections between people."

Can't really ask for much more than a glowing review from Mr. Byrne. To top it all off, she's got an amazingly quirky little website for the book, mostly comprised of photos of text written on kitchen appliances that resemble white boards.

Here's a list of her upcoming New York events:

A Believer Nighttime Event/ A Night of PEN World Voices 2007
Featuring Miranda July, Niccolò Ammaniti, John Hodgman, Uzodinma Iweala, Yasmina Khadra, and Eric Bogosian.

Saturday, April 28th // 6–7:30pm // Tishman Auditorium at The New School [66 W 12th St] // Free, open to the public

An evening with Miranda July at 192 Books in support of her debut collection of stories.

Wednesday, May 23rd // 7pm // 192 Books [192 10th Ave] // Call 212.255.4022 for reservations

Miranda July with Becky Stark, and a conversation with David Byrne.

Friday, May 25th // New York Public Library [Fifth Ave and 42nd St]