Janna Malamud Smith

Janna Malamud Smith is a writer and psychotherapist and the author of Private Matters: In Defense of the Personal Life; A Potent Spell; and My Father Is a Book: A Memoir of Bernard Malamud. Her essay in the Spring 2008 SCHOLAR, "Shipwrecked," was published in Best American Essays 2009.

An Italian Tragedy

Discovering a World War II tale that mesmerizes, then horrifies

by Janna Malamud Smith | Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Like Robinson Crusoe after the storm, a daughter salvages what she can after her mother’s death

by Janna Malamud Smith | Saturday, March 01, 2008