Julia Flynn Siler

JULIA FLYNN SILER is a nonfiction author and journalist. She began her writing life as a reporter in Los Angeles and Chicago, and then as a foreign correspondent in London for BusinessWeek and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty and Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Venture, both New York Times bestsellers. Her most recent book is The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown, a finalist for a California Book Award. A graduate of Brown University, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Ms. Siler has served on Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism’s alumni board,  the board of the non-profit Litquake Foundation in San Francisco, and U.C. Berkeley’s Bancroft Library’s Friends Council. She was named a National Endowment for the Humanities “Public Scholar” in 2016-2107 and will be a Distinguished Careers Institute fellow at Stanford University in 2022-2023. She and her husband Charlie Siler have two sons and live in Northern California. Ms. Siler is a participant and longtime staff member of the Community of Writers. www.juliaflynnsiler.com

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