Judy Batal­ion is the New York Times best­selling author of the high­ly-acclaimed The Light of Days: The Untold Sto­ry of Women Resis­tance Fight­ers in Hitler’s Ghet­tos, pub­lished by William Mor­row in April 2021The Light of Days has been pub­lished in a young read­ers’ edi­tion, will be trans­lat­ed into nine­teen lan­guages, and has been optioned by Steven Spiel­berg for a major motion pic­ture for which Judy is co-writ­ing the screen­play. Judy is also the author of White Walls: A Mem­oir About Moth­er­hood, Daugh­ter­hood and the Mess in Between, optioned by Warn­er Broth­ersand her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Wash­ing­ton Post, the For­wardVogue, and many oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. Judy has a BA in the His­to­ry of Sci­ence from Har­vard, and a PhD in the His­to­ry of Art from the Cour­tauld Insti­tute, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don, and has worked as a muse­um cura­tor and uni­ver­si­ty lec­tur­er. Born in Mon­tre­al, where she grew up speak­ing Eng­lish, French, Hebrew, and Yid­dish, she lives in New York with her hus­band and three children.