Vida has written four books. Published in 2003, And Now You Can Go is a novel set in New York, San Francisco, and the Philippines, tracing the impulsive journeys of a young woman in the wake of an assault. In a 2003 'Guardian article Vida voiced her plan to author a trilogy of novels "on the subject of violence and rage." The second novel Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name takes place in Lapland and was published in 2007. Vida's most recent novel, The Lovers, was published in June 2010 by Ecco. Joyce Carol Oates called "The Lovers" "a riveting and suspenseful novel about an American woman’s voyage to self-discovery.”
Vendela Vida is also the name of a 2010 song by indie/folk rock band Dinosaur Feathers on their album Fantasy Memorial.
- Eggers, Dave; Vida, Vendela (2009), Away We Go: A Screenplay, Vintage Books, ISBN 978-0-307-47588-6
- Julavits, Heidi; Park, Ed; Vida, Vendela (2009), Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing from the Believer, McSweeney's, ISBN 978-1-934781-39-5
- Vida, Vendela (2000), Girls on the Verge: Debutante Dips, Drive-Bys, and Other Initiations (revised ed.), St. Martin's Press, ISBN 978-0-312-26328-7
- Vida, Vendela (2008), And Now You Can Go (reprint ed.), Paw Prints, ISBN 978-1-4395-7338-9
- Vida, Vendela (2008), Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name: A Novel (reprint ed.), HarperCollins, ISBN 978-0-06-082838-7
- Vida, Vendela (2008), The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers (revised ed.), McSweeney's, ISBN 978-1-932416-94-7
- Vida, Vendela (2010), The Lovers: A Novel, HarperCollins, ISBN 978-0-06-082839-4
- Julian Guthrie, "Vendela Vida wraps trilogy on women in crisis," The San Francisco Chronicle, July 6, 2010.
- Duncan Campbell, "What Do They Mean? Duncan Campbell Meets Vendela Vida," The Guardian, September 23, 2003. (The newspaper describes Vida and husband Dave Eggers as "the Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt of literature.")
- Nathan Englander, "Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida," Interview Magazine, May, 2009.
- Sarah Crown, "A life in writing: Vendela Vida," The Guardian, July 8, 2011.
- The San Francisco Chronicle on Vendela Vida
- Nathan Englander in Interview on Vendela Vida
- A.O. Scott in The New York Times Magazine on Vendela Vida and The Believer
- The Guardian on Vendela Vida (2011)
- The Guardian on Vendela Vida (2003)
- Vendela Vida Interview in Identity Theory