18 Paperbacks You Should Read This Summer

PopSugar, May 24, 2016

RUN YOU DOWN is number one on this amazing list!

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Mug Shot: Julia Dahl

Mystery Writers of America, March 8, 2016

On the occasion of the paperback launch of RUN YOU DOWN, I talk to the Mystery Writers of America about bad reviews, what I’m reading, and why I don’t outline.

Full article at Mystery Writers of America

Journalism, Press

WUNC’s The State of Things

WUNC, October 17, 2015

I talked about my interfaith upbringing and how it inspired me to write about the ultra-Orthodox of NYC with Frank Stasio on WUNC’s The State of Things

Full article at WUNC


Interrogation by The Life Sentence

The Life Sentence, August 21, 2015

Julia Dahl and Steph Cha are writing two of the most interesting series around, and both have new installments out this summer. Set in LA and New York City, respectively, Steph and Julia use both their settings and their strong willed female protagonists to dive into issues of ethnicity and community, but their books are neither didactic nor dull. They are mysteries with a social conscience, and their protagonists, both young women making their way in the world (and occasionally stumbling into a crime) are both sympathetic and wry.

Full article at The Life Sentence


Chat with Alex Segura

Stuff & Nonsense, August 14, 2015

I talk crime fiction, Bruce Springsteen and True Detective, Season 2 with author Alex Segura

Full article at Stuff & Nonsense


Run You Down featured on NPR’s Fresh Air

July 7, 2015

I was ecstatic to hear Maureen Corrigan recommend RUN YOU DOWN as one of 4 thrillers to read this summer:

“…Dahl is an evocative writer, never more so than when she’s describing the nascent yearnings of those younger members of [the ultra-Orthodox Jewish] religious community — gay, vaguely feminist, simply different — who can’t quite fit in, but can’t quite leave.”

Link: NPR's Fresh Air

Jungle Red Writers

Jungle Red Writers, June 30, 2015

I chat with Hallie Ephron about deadlines, character evolution and the “plot knots” I encountered writing RUN YOU DOWN, the sequel to INVISIBLE CITY

Full article at Jungle Red Writers


In Conversation With Julia Dahl

Chicago Splash Magazine, June 28, 2015

I chat with Andrew DeCanniere for Chicago Splash Magazine about journalism, gay conversion therapy, and the meaning of community.

Full article at Chicago Splash Magazine


I just signed another two-book deal with Minotaur

Publishers Marketplace, May 5, 2015

Get ready for more Rebekah Roberts!

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Full article at Publishers Marketplace


From the New York Post to the New York Tribune

Adweek , May 1, 2015

One-time New York Post city reporter Julia Dahl is on a roll with her series of novels featuring NYC tabloid journo Rebekah Roberts.


Full article at Adweek