Julia Flynn Siler

Julia Flynn Siler is the author of The House of Mondavi (Penguin’s Gotham Books) and Lost Kingdom (Grove/Atlantic), both bestsellers. She was a London-based staff writer for the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek magazine and her work has also appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Oxford Dictionary of Food and Wine. A 2016-2017 recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Fellowship and the Mayborn Fellowship in Biography, she is at work on her third book, Daughters of Joy, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf. She is a member of the board of the San Francisco-based Litquake Foundation and is a two-term member of the Council of Friends of U.C. Berkeley’s Bancroft Library. www.juliaflynnsiler.com

Photo credit: Abigayle Tarsches