Judy Bolton-Fasman’s memoir about her pursuit to track her family secrets as she said the Kaddish—the Jewish prayer of mourning—for her father will be published by Mandel Vilar Press in the Fall of 2021. Judy’s essays and reviews have appeared in many venues including, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, the Forward, Cognoscenti, and Brevity. Her work also appears in two anthologies, and she is a four-time recipient of the Simon Rockower Award for Essay from the American Jewish Press Association.
Judy has been awarded fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Mineral School in Mineral, Washington, and the Vermont Studio Center. She is most recently the recipient of the Alonzo G. Davis Fellowship awarded to a Latinx writer from the Virginian Center for Creative Arts and was the Erin Donovan Fellow in Non-Fiction at the Mineral School in 2018.