SONIA TAITZ holds a J.D. from Yale and an M.Phil in English from Oxford, where she was awarded the Lord Bullock Prize for Writing. Her plays have been seen at the Oxford Playhouse, the National Theatre, Primary Stages, and the Obie Award-winning Ensemble Studio Theatre, where she served as Writer-in-Residence. Tony-Winning Playwright and Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter John Patrick Shanley says of SONIA TAITZ: Sonia Taitz has a good heart and an unmortgaged soul. Follow where she leads. You want to go there."
Her most recent book is THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER, has received praise from critic, essayist and memoirist James Wolcott (VANITY FAIR, THE NEW YORKER), Mark Whitaker (memoirist, Managing Editor of CNN, former Editor-in-Chief, NEWSWEEK), and NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling novelist and BOSTON GLOBE critic Caroline Leavitt. The book has been recommended by PEOPLE Magazine as "funny and heartwrenching," listed under Fanfair/"Hot Type" in VANITY FAIR, and cited as a "Can't-Miss Memoir" by READER'S DIGEST. It has also been applauded by Kirkus Reviews and The Library Journal. The American Library Assocation nominated the book for the Sophie Brody Medal, and THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE featured it in its pages.
C-SPAN televised an interview with SONIA TAITZ during the recent Printers' Row Lit Fest, sponsored by the Tribune, and at which the author gave a keynote presentation.
Sonia's other books include MOTHERING HEIGHTS, praised by PEOPLE and O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE; she has discussed this book (and other topics) on THE TODAY SHOW, NPR, CNN, and other national venues. The book was cited in a PBS documentary on love, as well as in many anthologies.
Her previous book, a novel called IN THE KING'S ARMS, was praised by THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW, ForeWord Magazine (which placed Sonia on the list of best authors), THE JEWISH BOOK WORLD (magazine of the Jewish Book Council) and more. IN THE KING'S ARMS was nominated for the Sami Rohr Prize in Fiction, a $100,000 grant awarded biannually by the Jewish Book Council.
Sonia Taitz is also a journalist who has written extensively for THE NEW YORK TIMES and THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, where she was a cultural columnist. She currently writes for PSYCHOLOGY TODAY and THE HUFFINGTON POST, among others.
She is also the proud mother of three amazing children who are now much taller than she is.