Julie Salamon

Julie Salamon is the author of six books, including The Devil’s Candy, considered a Hollywood classic about film making gone awry. Salamon was a reporter and the film critic for The Wall Street Journal for many years, and then a culture writer on the staff of the New York Times. She left the Times in 2005 to begin work on another book.

Julie‘s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Bazaar, and The New Republic.

In Salamon‘s memoir, The Net of Dreams, she examined a complex family history that began in the Carpathian mountains of eastern Europe and ends in the American heartland. Her novella The Christmas Tree was a New York Times Best-Seller and has been translated into eight languages.

Facing the Wind, a nonfiction narrative about a killing and the lives affected by it, was a New York Times Notable Book and an NPR Fresh Air best book of 2001. Julie Salamon‘s most recent book, Rambam’s Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity and Why it is Necessary to Give, has attracted wide attention in the philanthropic world.

Salamon has spoken all over the country about the ethical, emotional and practical issues surrounding the deceptively simple desire to do good. Julie Salamon has been a Kaiser Media Fellow (2006-2007) and for several years a Distinguished Lecturer of the Scarsdale/Westchester/Fairfield Phi Beta Kappa Association.

Three of Julie Salamon‘s books have won Ohiana Library Awards. Salamon is currently working on a new book, about how complex cultural matters complicate medical care in a big urban hospital.

Julie Salamon is chair of a social services organization in New York City that provides care for people who are homeless and may suffer from addiction or mental disease. Salamon graduated from Tufts University and New York University School of Law. Born and raised in Seaman, Ohio, a rural town of 800, she lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband and two children.