Candace Bushnell is a writer based in New York City. She is best known for writing a sex column that became the basis of the hit TV-series, “Sex and the City.” Bushnell married New York City ballet artist Charles Askegaard on July 4, 2002.
Bushnell was, upon dropping out of Rice University in the late 1970s, known all over New York as a party-goer and socialite. One of her favorite places was the infamous Studio 54. Later on in life, she got a job as a columnist in the “New York Observer.”
In 1994, her editor-in-chief asked her if she wanted to write a column for the paper, and she accepted the job. She wanted a column based on the adventures she and her friends usually spoke about, and she called it “Sex and the City.”
In 1998, HBO started airing a show, “Sex and the City,” based on, but not exactly like, Bushnell’s column. The “Sex and the City” television show enhanced Bushnell’s already growing fame, making her name known to many non-book readers as well.