Julie Salamon has written a series of award-winning books, including 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. She was a reporter and the film critic for The Wall Street Journal for many years (sampling of WSJ reviews), 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 was chosen to be 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. In 2008 she was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame. Born in Cincinnati and raised in Seaman, Ohio, a rural town of 800, she lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband and two children, and their cat and dog.