Julie Hilden grew up in Hawaii, went to high school in New Jersey, and now lives in Los Angeles, where she is beginning a career in screenwriting.
Julie is a graduate of Harvard College, Yale Law School and Cornell University's M.F.A. program.
Her memoir, The Bad Daughter, was published by Algonquin Books in 1998. Her first novel, 3, was published by Plume Books in August 2003; in translation by Actes Sud in France, and by Bantam U.K in 2004. 3 will also be available soon in translation in the Czech Republic.
Currently, Julie is working with a production company to adapt 3 for film.
From 1996-99, Julie was an associate at the law firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., where she worked on First Amendment, criminal defense, appellate, and other issues. Her legal commentary on First Amendment and other issues may be found collected on her webpage at FindLaw.com. Her columns frequently also appear in CNN's Law Center. Julie has been a legal commentator on Good Morning America, Court TV, CNN, and NPR, as well as local television and radio stations.
Photo credits: Susanna Green (top), Garth Patil (bottom left), Leslie Cashen (bottom right)