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Julia Sweig

Julia Sweig is the author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sightlonglisted for the 2022 PEN America Literary Award in biography. Sweig is the creator, host, and executive producer of the podcast In Plain Sight, a co-production of Best Case Studios and ABC News Studios. She also is the executive producer of The Lady Bird Diaries, a feature-length documentary film directed by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter, which is based on her book and podcast. 

She is currently writing a biography of Dr. Mathilde Krim, a boundary breaking scientist and unsung warrior, and hero, of the AIDS crisis.

Sweig’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, the Nation, and in Brazil’s Folha de São Paulo.

Articles by this Author

President Johnson shocked the nation when he ended his bid for reelection in 1968. A recently uncovered memo shows that, as early as 1964, Lady Bird had suggested that he might not want to run for a second term.