Julie Salamon

Journalist, Author, Critic

Julie Salamon has written a series of award-winning books, including Hospital (2008), Facing the Wind (2001), The Net of Dreams (1996), and Rambam’s Ladder (2003). The Devil’s Candy (1991) is considered a Hollywood classic about film making gone awry, and her novella The Christmas Tree (1996) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into eight languages. To further her work on Wendy and the Lost Boys she was chosen as a MacDowell Colony Fellow in 2010. She 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. Her journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Bazaar, and The New Republic. She has been an adjunct professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. For Hospital she became a Kaiser Media Fellow for 2006-2007.

Salamon is a graduate of Tufts University and New York University School of Law. She is chair of the BRC, a social services organization in New York City that provides care for people who are homeless and may suffer from addiction or mental disease. She is on the board of Ninosdelaamazonia,  a fascinating visual anthropology documenting the lives of the Kukuma Indians in the Peruvian Amazon. Born in Cincinnati and raised in Seaman, Ohio, a rural town of 800; in 2008 she was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. New York City has long been home; she lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband  Bill Abrams, executive director of Trickle Up, their children Roxie and Eli, and their cat and dog, Kuro and Maggie.