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.