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Author Series: Julia Flynn Siler & "Lost Kingdom"
Bestseller Explores Hawaii’s Last Queen, Sugar Kings & America’s First Imperial Adventure
April 17, 2012Noon
The Foothill College Authors Series and Asian Pacific-Islander Month Planning Committee present Julia Flynn Siler, author of Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure
--which was added to the San Francisco Chronicle's bestseller list in February--April 17 at noon in the Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313). Authors Series books are available at the Foothill College Bookstore at a 20-percent discount. Admission is free. Parking is $3; purchase required campus parking permit from dispenser in any student lot.
Flynn Siler is the New York Times
bestselling author of The House of Mondavi
. As a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal
magazine, she spent more than two decades in the Europe and the U.S., reporting from a dozen countries. She has covered fields as varied as biotechnology, cult wines and a princess’s quest to restore a Hawaiian palace’s lost treasures. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she began her career as a staff correspondent for BusinessWeek
, working in the magazine’s Los Angeles and Chicago bureaus. She wrote on everything from White Castle “sliders” to the futures markets for the New York Times
. During that time, she earned an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In 1993, she was awarded a fellowship to teach business journalism in Prague, where she was based out of the Center for Independent Journalism, a not-for-profit organization supported in part by the New York Times
Foundation. She then served as a London-based staff correspondent for BusinessWeek
, where she was a member of BusinessWeek
reporting teams that won a National Magazine Award, a Deadline Club Award, as well as other honors. She has taught journalism at the University of London’s Birkbeck College and appeared on CNBC, the BBC, National Public Radio and elsewhere.
Staff and faculty earn PGA/PAA credit for attending Foothill Authors Series presentations.
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Special Notice: Admission is free; parking is $3. Purchase permit from dispenser in any student lot.