Frances Dinkelspiel

Frances Dinkelspiel is an award-winning journalist who co-founded the local news site Berkeleyside. She is the author of Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, and the New York Times bestseller, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California, which was published in October, 2015. She attended the Community of Writers in 2003 and 2004, and served on the teaching staff in 2015.