Janna M. Smith


JANNA MALAMUD SMITH is the author of three books, My Father is a Book: A Memoir of Bernard Malamud, A Potent Spell: Mother Love and The Power of Fear; and Private Matters: In Defense of the Personal Life. Her titles have been New York Times Notable Books and A Potent Spell was a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” pick. She has written for The New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Threepenny Review, among other publications. A practicing psychotherapist, she lives with her husband and two children in Massachusetts.



She is the author of:

My Father Is a Book: A Memoir of Bernard Malamud
An Absorbing Errand: How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way to Mastery