Helen Epstein


Helen Epstein is the author, co-author or translator of ten books of literary non-fiction. They include the ground-breaking Children of the Holocaust, one of the first books to examine the inter-generational transmission of trauma; the biography Joe Papp: An American Life; and the memoir Where She Came From: A Daughter’s Search for Her Mother’s History. All were named New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her journalism has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York, The New Yorker, ARTnews and other magazines. She now reviews books regularly for the New England online magazine The Arts Fuse. Epstein was the first tenured women professor of journalism at New York University and in 2010, she co-founded Plunkett Lake Press eBooks which re-issues classics of non-fiction in electronic form.