Lena Dunham Gets $3.5 Million Book Deal

Random House will publish "Girls" star's book of essays

By Gisela Crespo
|  Monday, Oct 8, 2012  |  Updated 1:30 PM CDT
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Lena Dunham has scored a $3.5 million book deal.

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"Girls" actress and filmmaker Lena Dunham has chosen Random House for her literary debut.

The 26-year-old creator of the HBO comedy “Girls” inked a deal with the publishing house worth more than $3.5 million for her proposed book of essays “Not that Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells Your What She’s Learned,” The New York Times reported.

Dunham met with several publishers and decided to go with Random House over the weekend, the newspaper reported. Gina Centrello, president and publisher of the Random House Publishing Group, was involved in the negotiations.

Editor-in-chief and publisher Susan Kamil said in a statement that Dunham's "skill on the page as a writer is remarkable —fresh, wise, so assured.”

Last week, Slate reported that Dunham’s literary representation was soliciting bids for the writer’s book starting at $1 million. Random House bought the U.S. and Canadian rights to the book.

According to the Times, the proposed book will cover topics such as work, friendship, travel, sex, love and mortality.

Dunham, who in 2010 wrote, directed and starred in the independent film "Tiny Furniture," also said in a statement that she is looking forward to “produce the most thoughtful and personal book I can.”

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