James Conaway

James Conaway is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Napa: The Story of an American Eden. He is at work on a memoir about his many years as a freelance journalist, Searching for Mata Ji.

Dancing With Deneuve

A young writer observed a failure in the making while watching François Truffaut in action

by James Conaway | Friday, August 11, 2023

Preserving the Wild

What’s next for America’s largest national forest?

by James Conaway | Thursday, January 02, 2020

No Home on the Range

A roadmap to understanding the American West

by James Conaway | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

It’s Not Easy Being Green

In an era of global warming, not all tree-related questions are equal.

by James Conaway | Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Trouble on the Chesapeake

A new proposal to clean up the bay raises old questions for environmental reformers

by James Conaway | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Waiting for Fire

As smoke thickens and ash falls, an esteemed Napa vintner prepares to save his home and livelihood

by James Conaway | Monday, June 06, 2016


All he wanted was to work his land in peace, never knowing that what mattered most to him was about to be taken away

by James Conaway | Thursday, January 10, 2013