Julie Salamon's new book Hospital talks about the inner workings of a New York hospital. Salamon is also the author of The Devil's Candy and White Lies. Her work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue and The New Yorker- Book Passage
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, 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.
Julie Salamon discusses the internal hospital feuding and turf wars at the hospital she researched in Brooklyn, describing the programs they put in place to battle their "culture of nastiness" and the cultural pressures behind it.
Julie Salamon discusses her experiences in researching the unique Maimonides Medical Center and explains why she decided to write a book in that particular setting. When she started the book, she believed that the world of a hospital would provide her with the opportunity to approach many universal issues in her writing.