Photo: Eyal Hirsch

Judith Hertog was born in Amsterdam and moved to Israel as a teenager. She lived in China, Tibet, and Taiwan, and ended up settling in Vermont with her family. Judith can communicate in six languages but lost track of who or where she is. She writes to find out. 

Judith is an essayist, journalist, teacher, and storyteller. She teaches writing at Colby Sawyer College and teaches storytelling workshops at correctional facilities. She also organizes storytelling events in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Her writing has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Sun, Tin House, Tablet Magazine, Tricycle Magazine, and many others. In addition to being a writer and storyteller, Judith also loves photography.

She has received honors and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, The Marble House Project, and The Watermill Center.

In 2015 Judith completed an interview/photography project portraying people in Israel: Views from a Real Place.

Judith studied History and Religion at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She also obtained graduate degrees in journalism and TESOL from Indiana University, and an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College.