The Write Way to College

About Judy

Judy Bolton-Fasman is an award-winning writer and essayist. A long time book critic, she has written reviews, essays and cover stories for newspapers and magazines, including O Magazine, the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor. She has been invited to speak about her work—–and memoir-in-progress on National Public Radio, Huffington Post Live as well as at universities, synagogues and women’s groups. Judy was also a founding editor of, a website devoted to contemporary Jewish literature.

Judy has an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University and is the recipient of 2014 and 2012 Simon Rockower Awards from the American Jewish Press Association for her personal essays. She has received a Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Senior Research Award in Creative Writing and the Jenny McKean Moore Fellowship for creative non-fiction at George Washington University. She has also been awarded writing fellowships to the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Ragdale Foundation.

Judy is represented by Rob Weisbach Creative Management and lives outside of Boston with her husband and their two children.