Biography

Judith KalmanJudith Kalman is the author of The County of Birches and a forthcoming novel entitled Walking on Water. Her writing has appeared in GrainThe FiddleheadSaturday NightDescantPrairie Fire, the anthology Celebrating Canadian Women, and the Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women. 

Judith’s work received the 1995 Tilden Canadian Literary Award and both the Gold Award and the President’s Medal at the National Magazine Awards in 1996. A story from The County of Birches was selected for the Journey Prize Anthology in 1997 and Judith received a Danuta Gleed Literary Award for the collection in 1998. The story “Flight” was broadcast on CBC Radio’s “Between the Covers” and the book was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in the USA.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, Judith grew up in Montreal, Canada. She holds an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor and resides in Toronto.

Judith travelled to Lüneburg, Germany in April 2015 to testify at the Nazi war crimes trial of Oskar Gröning. Read her testimony about the loss of her half-sister Eva Edit Weinberger in Auschwitz in June of 1944.

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