My Father is a Book
A Memoir of Bernard Malamud
By Janna Malamud Smith
Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780618872633, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
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Bernard Malamud -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such acclaimed works as The Fixer, The Natural, and The Assistant, peer to Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, and an enduring literary influence -- was a very private man. In this candid, loving, and beautifully written memoir, Malamud’s daughter explores her renowned father's life and literary legacy, drawing from her own memories as well as from her father’s letters and journals. An indispensable companion to Bernard Malamud's fiction, My Father Is a Book offers unique insight into the relationship between an author's life and art.
JANNA MALAMUD SMITH is author of two New York Times Notable books, A Potent Spell and Private Matters, which 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.