Julia Flynn Siler

Julia Flynn Siler

Bestselling Author and journalist

Julia Flynn Siler is an award-winning author and journalist. Her most recent book, The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown, was a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” and a finalist for a California Book Award. She is also the author of the bestselling nonfiction books, Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure and The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty.

The House of Mondavi was honored as a finalist both for a James Beard Award and a Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished reporting. Her critically acclaimed second book, Lost Kingdom, was also a New York Times bestseller.

As a veteran correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek, Siler spent more than two decades reporting from a dozen countries. She has covered fields as varied as biotechnology, cult wines, puppy breeding, and a princess’s quest to restore a Hawaiian palace’s lost treasures.

Siler has appeared as a commentator on PBS, the BBC, CBS, CNBC, National Public Radio, and elsewhere. Her stories and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Alta Journal, and the Oxford Encyclopedia on Food and Drink in America.

Siler has an undergraduate degree from Brown University, a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

She will be a fellow at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute in 2024-2025.

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