Gary Kamiya

Gary Kamiya is the author of the best-selling book “Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco,” which was awarded the Northern California Book Award in creative nonfiction. His first book was the critically acclaimed “Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler.” He was a founder and longtime executive editor of the pioneering web site Salon.com and the former executive editor of San Francisco Magazine. His work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Sports Illustrated, ArtForum, Mother Jones, and many other publications. His history column, “Portals of the Past,” appears every other Saturday in the San Francisco Chronicle.