Lena Dunham Signs $3.5 Million Book Deal

10/08/2012 at 03:00 PM EDT

Lena Dunham Signs $3.5 Million Book Deal
Lena Dunham
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Lena Dunham is already the successful star and creator of the hit HBO series Girls, but now she has scored an unprecedented book deal for a whopping $3.5 million.

After a bidding war, Dunham, 26, has signed a deal with Random House to publish her debut collection of essays titled, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned, according to the New York Times.

"We're thrilled to welcome Lena to Random House," said Susan Kamil, the editor-in-chief and publisher of Random House. "Her skill on the page as a writer is remarkable – fresh, wise, so assured. She is that rare literary talent that will only grow from strength to strength and we look forward to helping her build a long career as an author.”

Dunham started the bidding frenzy by circulating a 66-page proposal for the book. According to the Times, which has a copy of the proposal, the essays will touch on a number of subjects, including work, sex and morality.

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