Judy Batalion

Judy Batalion (’11) ’s first book, White Walls: A Memoir of Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between, was published by NAL/Penguin in January, 2016. A former columnist for the New York Times’ Motherlode blog, Judy has written essays, reviews and criticism for Vogue, the Washington Post, Salon, Cosmo, the Forward, Redbook, and many other publications. Her newest book, The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos (William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2021), is a New York Times bestseller and won a National Jewish Book Award and a Canadian Jewish Literary Award. It was adapted into an award-winning children’s book, will be translated into 23 languages, and was optioned by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, for whom Judy is co-writing the screenplay.