Julian Guthrie
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Julian Guthrie

Julian Guthrie is a NYT best-selling author who spent 20 years as a journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle. She is drawn to improbable underdog stories that combine great human drama with game-changing innovations. Her feature writing and enterprise reporting have been nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer Prize. Ms. Guthrie's new book, Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime, will be published by Currency in April 2019. This is her fourth nonfiction book. Alpha Girls shines a light on trailblazing women who were written out of history - until now. The book is being adapted for television by Academy Award-winning producer Cathy Schulman. Ms. Guthrie's last book, "How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight," was published in hardcover by Penguin/Random House in September 2016, and tells the story of an unforgettable cast of characters who dreamed of getting to space without the government's help. This cast includes aviators, test pilots, engineering school dropouts, plucky entrepreneurs, NASA retirees, billionaires, and a particularly determined space geek who refused to give up on his outsized dream. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson wrote the foreword, and Prof. Stephen Hawking contributed the afterword. Ms. Guthrie's second nonfiction book, "The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, The America's Cup," was published in 2013 by Grove/Atlantic and was a national best-seller. It was one of Forbes Magazine's top ten nonfiction books of 2013. An expanded paperback edition of the book - detailing Oracle Racing's epic comeback against Team New Zealand - was published in 2014. Her first nonfiction book was, "The Grace of Everyday Saints: How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith." Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the book was an O magazine pick for a top nonfiction book in fall 2011. Her articles have also been published by The Wall Street Journal, Time, Salon.com, San Francisco Magazine, Forbes FYI, The Huffington Post, and Conde Nast Traveler. See Ms. Guthrie's author website: www.julianguthriesf.com
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