Judy Batalion was born in Montréal, studied at Harvard, and worked as a curator and comedian in London before settling in New York City. She was a columnist for The New York Times’s “Motherlode” and her essays about parenting, relationships, religion and health have appeared in Vogue, The Washington Post, The Jerusalem Post, Salon, The Forward, Tablet, Cosmo, and others. Her first book, White Walls: A Memoir about Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess in Between (NAL/Penguin 2016) was long listed for the Leacock Award for Literary Humor, Shortlisted for the Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature, and optioned by Warner Brothers, for whom Judy is currently developing the TV series Cluttered. Judy’s second book, about Jewish women who fought the Nazis from inside the ghettos, will be published by William Morrow/Harper Collins in 2020. Daughters of the Resistance (tentative title) has been optioned by Steven Spielberg/Amblin productions, and will be published all across Europe and in Israel.