Julie Salamon is an American author, critic, and storyteller. Daughter of Czech immigrants who were Holocaust survivors, Julie grew up in Seaman, Ohio, a rural Appalachian village of 800, where her father was the town doctor. She is a graduate of North Adams (Ohio) High School, Tufts University [J75], and New York University School of Law [JD78].

She worked at The Wall Street Journal as a financial reporter and then film critic and later became a culture reporter and TV critic at The New York Times. Along the way she started writing books—fiction and non-fiction, for adults and childrenHer work has appeared in magazines (including The New YorkerVanity FairVogueBazaar, Town and Country, and The New Republic) and several anthologies. So far, the career adds up to hundreds of articles and eleven books: more than 3 million published words.

The books have received wide critical and popular attention, among them the international best seller The Devil’s Candy, considered a Hollywood classic, and Wendy and the Lost Boys, the New York Times best-seller biography of playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Her latest book, An Innocent Bystander, was published in 2019 by Little, Brown. Julie just completed “Unlikely Friends,” a memoir for Audible Original, scheduled for release in 2021.

Julie has spent her adult life in lower Manhattan, together with her husband Bill Abrams, A75 and their children Roxie, A11 and Eli, A16. She is board chair of BRC, a leading non-profit organization in New York City that provides housing and treatment services to thousands of homeless adults. She also serves on the board of her synagogue, The Village Temple, as well as the board of the American Jewish Historical Society.

Julie Salamon, J75, A11P, A16P photo

Julie Salamon, J75, A11P, A16P

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