Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:00:00 am
With Melville House books lining the walls of the fictional independent publisher in Lena Dunham’s show Girls, viewers could be forgiven for thinking that Dunham’s character was meant to be interning at the Brooklyn-based house (we did). But that’s not the case, says the Los Angeles Times. In 2006, at the recommendation of Lynne Tillman, Dunham interned at Soft Skull books under then-editor Richard Nash. "Oberlin kids were always smart and industrious," Nash said, referring to his former intern. "My bestselling authors were from Oberlin: David Rees, Matt Sharp... You basically said yes to Oberlin students when they wanted to intern." And as for the Melville House books, the publisher wouldn’t let them film in the office, so HBO rented their books to fill on-set shelves.
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