Judy Bolton-Fasman is a writer of memoir and creative non-fiction. She has completed a memoir entitled “Prayers and Trastiendas: A Daughter Tracks Down Her Parents’ Secrets.” She has published essays and reviews in a variety of venues including, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Cognoscenti and Brevity. She is also a four-time recipient of the Simon Rockower Award for Essay from the American Jewish Press Association.
Judy has received 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.
Prayers and Trastiendas: A Daughter Tracks Down Her Parents’ Secrets
Judy has completed Prayers and Trastiendas: A Daughter Tracks Down Her Parents’ Secrets. The book is the story of Judy’s recitation of the Jewish Mourner’s Prayer to try to get closer to her father — a man who, in life, was remote. Prayers and Trastiendas is also Judy’s story of uncovering her father’s secret past as a spy.